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Trevithic Dredger Engine – New End Plate
This was my first effort at making a boiler end plate. It was OK, but a lot of my hammer blows left dents which looked pretty ordinary.
I tried to improve the appearance by polishing, but that just accentuated the dents.
The boiler inspector passed it, but I coud see that he was not too impressed. And neither was I, so I made another one. This time I made male and female wooden forms, annealed the copper disk and pressed the domed shape. Then re-annealed and hammered out the flanges.
It was worth the extra effort No?
I will keep the reject part. Might be useful for something, and will remind me to be more careful.