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Discussion in 'Kit / Clothing / Equipment' started by tommo, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. tommo

    tommo shire lad born & breeding
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    well i have been hunting for a carbide lamp for ages and trying to find a good one thats not stupid money isnt easy, then i triped over this little beast, the base was in mint condition but the top had a couple of holes :banghead but for £17 what can u expect :D

    bit of brazing, soldering and chemical weld, 6 hours labour and some paint..............final total spend £17 lol, its great when u DIY it

    we got it going a couple of weekends ago one late night, cheers to all that helped :thumb

    so i thought i would post up some pics from start to finish, still not to sure on the colour but get a couple of scratches on it and i might change it to matt grey




    original condition

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    stripped back down and all sealed up with a new tip

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    primed ready for paint

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    all painted


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  2. Styru

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    BLACK - I said do it black!!


    (looks bloody lush though) (as a friend of mine would say :p)
     
  3. diehardlove

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    Wow tommo looks amazing well done mate love the shiny car paintwork lol.
     
  4. Oxygen Thief

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    Looks good mate. Wait till you chip all that paint off in some god forsaken crawl, you'll be well happy.

    Anyway, the lamp worked a treat, it was still going in the morning.
     
  5. professor frink

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    Good job Tommo, hard to believe this is the same lamp you slaved over a few weeks ago.
     
  6. Oxygen Thief

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    What's with the new beak? Where did you get it ?
     
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    Stunning!
     
  8. Styru

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    You give up trying to unblock that double-header then?
     
  9. d86

    d86 ian beal's twin brother..
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    that looks like the front nozzle off a sata/devillvis spray gun to me...:thumb

    very nice..looks a shame to take it underground....
    t...:)

    p.s. straight off the mixing scheme red???:D
     
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  10. AndrewB

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    Very nice mate, Love the candy red!

    Mine finally arrived today, Its the same lamp as yours just doesn't have the shade. It has the light thing with a glass lens, which is removable so I can use it to light where I point it or to light an area say in a small room without the light thing (not sure what to call it). Its made originally for use in the railways and is date stamped 1945.

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    Im just going to try and polish up the casing and see how it turns out.
     
  11. God

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    That is mint!! Excellent work there matey!
     
  12. Oxygen Thief

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    You can polish them up using a non scratch scourer. If youre keeping a bare metal finish, they get dirty really quickly, so no point doing more than that.

    Tommo, dont chuck out the old beak, I'll have it.
     
  13. tommo

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    well after hours of cleaning out the old one down WW and getting it to work, it got broke of on the way home in the car grrrrrrrrrrrrr :banghead

    it did stick out a little but would be great




    ahahaha 10 points to the man in the trade its an old fliud tip for a sata minjet think its 0.8 but was a perfect fit and strong as well, i was going to use a 0.6 mig welding tip below

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    so might make the old beak except the welding tip that way i can just get them any time i want plus u can go 0.4. 0.6 0.8 depending on the flame required :thumb


    as for andrews one i wish my top section was in better condition i would of just polished the whole lot up then, but if u get some 1500 wet and dry and flat it all down, then use some wire wool to polish it with it will come up mint u could even t-cut it to bring up a good shine and to keep it good just laqour it but that will chip if dropped, my one will get battered but it just want it to look nice to start with, it cost fuck all to repaint it now its been repaired :)


    i nearly bought this one as well its still for sale if any one wants it, £25 + £7.50 p+p its a good condition lamp as well just needs a polish

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    or for a group buy these beauty's but i can see them going for stupid money but if enough of us want them there are 11 lol i would be up for one of them but quids in i can see them going for a good £250 for them all if not more, may be we should doa group buy with one person bidding

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  14. d86

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    you know you have promted me to dig out my miners lamp collection now...

    just have t find some carbide....

    t...:)
     
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    I've never seen these ones before,until this thread, then theres bloody loads! Railways eh? The reflector thing looks like it doesn't belong down a mine, but the lamps themselves look like hardy little things :p
     
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