|Stewart Hart||04/02/2017 09:43:04|
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I've not been happy with the commercial oil cans that are available, even the expensive Railing can the handle bends easy it takes ages to prime and soon loses its prime. So I desided to make my own I came across the American Eagle design that I liked the look of the plunger was very direct and it lends itself for any easy and quick project, so far I've been very happy with how its work, first time action no leeks good capacity.
This is the beast
Edited By Stewart Hart on 04/02/2017 09:50:45
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Got any build plans?
Could be a bit of a winner that one
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Have a look at www.hobby-machinist.com
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I think there is a problem accessing the plans from Hobby Machinest even for those that are members, from Stews posts elsewhere he is working on the drawings right now so just wait a little longer.
|David Jupp||04/02/2017 11:31:11|
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You have to wait a while after registering to be approved to access files on that site. The site isn't easy to navigate try this link one you are approved.
The link will not work if you aren't approved and logged in on the site.
Edited By David Jupp on 04/02/2017 11:32:04
|Stewart Hart||04/02/2017 11:35:35|
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I'm planning to write it up for one of the magazines
So watch this space
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I like OCD in the workshop. That is very nice.
|jimmy b||04/02/2017 17:08:17|
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I've rejoined hobby-machinist and downloaded the pdf.
Going to make 3 of the oilers, (finally making use of a column of a cheapo pillar drill).
The plans centre around a 2" tube, so I've just got to scale the plans down a bit, (I bored the column to 43mm bore).
Looking forward to making them!
|Luis Trincao||09/09/2017 22:35:04|
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A beguiner's question:
How does the air enter the can when the oil goes out to avoid negative pressure inside the can?
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Thank you for reminding me of this interesting old thread.
|Stewart Hart||10/09/2017 18:17:24|
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I actually made two the first a fitted a seal to the lid and drilled a small air hole in it, for the second I thought what the point of sealing the lid only to drill a hole in it so I did away with with the seal, and the small hole and just let it leak, both work equally well.
Edited By Stewart Hart on 10/09/2017 18:17:41
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don't laugh but over here I have to dye my other 1/2's hair.....
the hair products are contained in a plastic squeezy bottles 4' and 6" tall and 1 1/2" dia.......works for me......given up on all oil cans but have a few v/old'uns on a shelf....so I store em in ice cream buckets, 1 with Diesel fuel, engine oil, gearbox oil and chainsaw chain oil.........the Diesel fuel is used for soaking seized items and washing down the mess after cleaning the swarf on the mill and drill tables....I keep several buckets all over the place so as there is always some oil product to hand......even use the bottles to deliver small amounts of coolant when useing the drill press..... .........best of all they are free and come with "Brownie points"..........hahaha........
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