philip in china Posted January 19, 2010 Share Posted January 19, 2010 I made a new piece for my stove yesterday. I was very pleased how it came out and how quickly I was able to complete it. The stove lid is a circle of 1/4" plate with a hole in the centre to use as a lifting point. Under the hole was a piece of pipe with a plate welded on the bottom. This sealed the hole so as to prevent smoke getting out. At the weekend the pipe snapped off so I had to replace it. The problem was that a similar piece would have the same problem- it stuck down at 90 degrees and so was a stop to me putting in logs through the door at the front. Having thought the matter over I got a circle of 3/8" platemaybe 5" across and heated it with the torch. I then put it in the biggest dish in my swage block and whacked away with a sledge. The resultant dish is much better than I had expected which is a rare experience! I then just arc welded it to the underside of the lid and it works beautifully. The dome deflects logs rather than snagging them. The effect reminded me a bit of the turret on a T52. Nothing probably of interest to anybody but I was really happy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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