finally after all these years

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  1. randyt

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    After all these years I finally got off my but and made a canteen cup lid.

    here it is, copper sheet, brass rivets and a brass ring. May make a bigger ring. after I'm satisfied I'll true up the edges.

    it sure made a difference in boil time

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    I like it young fellar. joe
     
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    Looks great, nice work!
     
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    She's a beauty!!
     
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    I really like the looks of that. Well done.
     
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    Oh, I like it too. Need to make some lids myself.
     
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    Wow, the copper really looks great.
     
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    Nice, did not even think of anything but stainless when I needed some canteen lids. Thanks for the post, great looking build.
     
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    I considered s.s. too but make other odds and ends from copper so thought what the heck.
     
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    Looks good. I made mine from an old gutter scrap (beige aluminum). That copper looks better though, and will take a nice patina.
     
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    Wow, that's beautiful! How do you make something like that? Fill the cup with sand and pound the lid around it?
     
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    I cut out two pieces of plywood the same dimensions as the cup top. Then I cut a copper blank a 1/4 inch bigger or so. Then I pinched the copper between the two blanks with c-clamps. then carefully hammered the edges over. I annealed the copper periodically. I should have annealed the copper from the get go but didn't, had a little fold in the lip but worked it out. I also hammered the top to keep it flat. I have a little steel block about 4 inches square for this.
     
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    Very cool, nice work.
     
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    Metaldog Just chasing my tail... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    UGH! Sometimes I'm not too fond of BCUSA. Seems like every time I log in, I find a new project I'd like to take on. DANGIT! [​IMG]

    Nice job, @randyt ! [​IMG]
     
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    in the top picture on the right hand side there is one of my plywood blanks
     
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    A true work of art. Great job!
     
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    Nice work. Sure, you could have bought one but you made a personal, functional piece of kit that will get better looking over time.
     
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