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Old 11-14-2014, 03:28 PM
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As something different I made the finial smoke stack pentagonal in shape..

The side holes were left open as a way of shining more light from inside..

All along I was like wow this really is hideous..
I have been try to let it grow on me....no sprouts yet. But Dom is happy, that's what counts.
I think you had a great idea in the first place to roll bent the pieces, but 3/8 is really tough to roll by hand. But I see you have a press, and that would have been a good thing to use to bend a curve. I just bent 2 fenders for a loader out of 1/2" plate that way. I think it would have looked awesome built as a big onion with those curves.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:30 PM
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I have been try to let it grow on me....no sprouts yet. But Dom is happy, that's what counts.
I think you had a great idea in the first place to roll bent the pieces, but 3/8 is really tough to roll by hand. But I see you have a press, and that would have been a good thing to use to bend a curve. I just bent 2 fenders for a loader out of 1/2" plate that way. I think it would have looked awesome built as a big onion with those curves.

Gerry, You said a mouthful.

It's grown on me but I was also thinking about the onion look to start off with..

As for using the press to bend stuff.. Argh...

the press sits behind the welding table.. Nearly impossble for someone skinny like me to get back there.. There certainly is no way Dom was getting back there..

It took right around 22 tons to bend the 3/8X 6 the wrong way (with the grain)

I have planned to build a bending attachment for the press as she is a 50tonner and will also convert her to a forging press when the time comes but there was just no way I could hold everything that long and do it justice..

Hind sight being what it is I could have cut the steel shorter and formed the C that way then did it the other way. Certainly would have been easier..

As it was the little channel bending tool deformed terribly when I first used it.. I straightened it out with the hammer and it maintained it shape but to can say for how long..

I'll get some pictures in the light.. Got our first snow today..
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:46 PM
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Caught it with a fire tonight.. Kind of cool..

Couple of things need to be changed but Dom said " No Way"..

the side vents are to big and the middle grate is a little to big also..
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Sweet!

That baby looks like it cranks out some BTU judging by the snow melt.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:41 PM
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Sweet!

That baby looks like it cranks out some BTU judging by the snow melt.

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Dom has that wood shop so he was looking for a way to burn the stuff..


When I say the side vents I don't mean the ones you can see..

I you look back to the very first pictures you can see the vents and the center hole in the very bottom piece..

These are the vent I was talking about..

The camera kind of washed out some of the flame action but it worked just as planned.. The real side vents let the fire dance around the circle vs a real Chiminea which has closed sides and a small opening in the front..

Shot some video to.. Maybe post it up later..
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:12 PM
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Am I right in assuming you just drop new wood down the stack when the fire gets low?
A kind of self feeding fire pit?
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:54 PM
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Am I right in assuming you just drop new wood down the stack when the fire gets low?
A kind of self feeding fire pit?
Ah, you could.. There is an opening for feeding stuff in but if it is to long you sure could..


Dom, stopped by yesterday for a cup of tea and we talked about what I'd like to do to finish it..

He agreed that the bottom slots need to be closed up all except 1 in the front so he can start it using a propane torch..


I now am thinking I will be making another one for myself but won't be a chiminea.. Will be a either a turtle or a dragon..

It will be an ornament and you won't know it's a fire pit till you tilt the head back and the head will act as the chimney...
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:59 AM
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Nice job Jenn!

Looking at it, I think it would be a great side product for anyone with a fab shop in farm country. The bottom bowl is a candidate for a tiller disc, while the sides are candidates for odd shaped offcuts from plate work....

Just sayin'
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:42 AM
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Nice job Jenn!

Looking at it, I think it would be a great side product for anyone with a fab shop in farm country. The bottom bowl is a candidate for a tiller disc, while the sides are candidates for odd shaped offcuts from plate work....

Just sayin'
Boy for just saying.. You said a mouth full..


Maybe once I get the shop up and get the CNC plasma it will pay off in droves..


It is funny though. I never really got into the fabrication with stuff... I have a whole bunch of old brake rotors i could use for something.. ...

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