plate flaring tool

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plate flaring tool

Postby rumdidlydum » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:55 pm

If any one wants to flare a plate of copper i found this easy and made it out of what i had lying around.
This was for 1/2 inch pc tubes but up scale for your requirements.
I drilled a 8mm hole in annealed copper plate.
Install a m8 threaded rod ( or a long bolt)
I found a nitto air fitting and the second step on it was 1/2 inch. That on one side.
A 3/8 15mm socket on the other side a washer and a couple of nuts.
Wind away untill the second step is well in the copper and remove.
Walla.
P.s try and hold the socket square while doing the nut up. To stop distorting the plate to much.
Worked for me . Give it a go on a peice of scrap :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: plate flaring tool

Postby Meatheadinc » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:19 am

:clap:
Looks good. branch pullers are great to use on pipe for joints :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Till now hadn't seen it done on a shotgun
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Re: plate flaring tool

Postby dogbreath vodka » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:26 am

I like your way of thinking rumdiddlydum. :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft: :D
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Re: plate flaring tool

Postby bigcam » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:11 pm

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Re: plate flaring tool

Postby benpandaae86 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:25 pm

Nice work mate
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Re: plate flaring tool

Postby rumdidlydum » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:49 pm

Hey mods is it possible to add these pics to the original post.
Thanks heaps :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: plate flaring tool

Postby crafty83 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:08 pm

I just put a socket in my drill press and larger socket on table and pulled down on the handle, did not have drill press running.
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