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Quick and easy wicking Oil Cups

Making up a handful of wicking Oil cups from co-axial brass tubing and some solid bar

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Joseph Noci 130/07/2017 18:42:54
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I made a handful of these Oil Cups for my ALBA shaper - not to any great Gothic style, just quick and simple - seem to work well.

I used brass tubing for the outer casing of the main body, and another piece of tubing that slides over this to form the protecting cover. The tubing is from K&S Engineering in Chicago, but seems to be available in most any decent hobby or RC shop. Another piece of thinner tube forms the tube that enters the shaper oil hole. These K&S tubes are manufactured to be a snug sliding fit inside each other. The body base cap is turned from 16mm brass bar, press fits into the base of the body tube, and a thin 1.5mm disc from said bar is pressed into the protective cap top. Everything is then soft soldered in a light gas flame. All cleaned up, and fitted!

The tubing:

tubing pn.jpg

Better view of part numbers and sizes: ( those strange American Dimensions -[and British])

tubing2 pn.jpg

The upper part of the body is cut with a pipe cutter to round the tubing off inwards - facilitates pushing the Protective cap on.

pipe cutter.jpg


pipe domed inwards.jpg

The piece Parts.

sub parts.jpg

Enough made for the shaper


Soft Soldering - Flame does not show in the photo!

gas flame soldering.jpg

Cleaning them

cleaning cups.jpg

cups n caps.jpg

Fitted on the left side

fitted left side.jpg

And on the right

Yes, they do clear the pointer arm..

And no, the shaper is not a different color left and right..

fitted right sied.jpg

oblique left.jpg

oblique right.jpg

Made while listening to Mike Oldfield @ 50dB...




Edited By Joseph Noci 1 on 30/07/2017 18:45:20

Edited By Joseph Noci 1 on 30/07/2017 18:47:42

Ady131/07/2017 01:13:00
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You're going to have the best looking shaper in Continental Africa Joe. Nice stuff.

thaiguzzi31/07/2017 04:03:49
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