Step 4: Weld

  1. Weld the two previously cut discs to the 3"D pipe.
  2. Find the center on the top (disc with the hole in it).
  3. You can build a jig in order to find it if you don't know how (see below).
  4. After finding the center, draw a circle with the collar radius set on the compass onto the top disc.
  5. Line the collar up with the circle drawn on the top disc.
  6. Tack weld the collar in three spots, and then weld it into place.
  7. Weld the square end caps into place in the 3"D pipe, paying attention to where the holes will be directing the steam. You don't want them pushing against each other, but work together, so be sure the vent holes are aligned so the steam will escape parallel to the ground and in the same clockwise/counterclockwise direction.
Jig operation
  • Run it around the perimeter and draw a straight line at each stop.
  • The lines will intersect in on the center or circle it out.
(works great for wood turning)

Hmmm Great Ible <br> <br>Just a thought make the jets adjustable to at least 45*for more paint diverse coverage and you can make one or all adjusted at the same angle or mix them up if you add a 4th jet balance problems diminish somewhat . <br> <br>Some floats in certain car carburaters are made of hollow brass by adding one to the top with a slow release into the tank centrifical force would force the paints down into the jet stream creating a more diverse pattern as well <br> <br>Just sharing some ideas this is quite a neat gadget i love it
where did you get your torch?!?!?!?!
You should add a hopper to it so that once it starts spinning, then you can ad the dye/ colored stuff. Because it seams that most of it comes out at the start in the pre-spin phase.
I thought about doing that, but could not figure out a way to add a hopper without adding a balance issue. The peice still spits though, in the video when it looked like it had stopped it was actually painting my truck and the rest of the shop. It sprays in a good size radius. If you have an ideas on how to add a hopper please feel to try it out, or talk with me about it.
This would be great with a video and a few more photos!
Thank you for showing interest in my work and providing positive and useful critique.
I was thinking the same thing.

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