Lipstick repair

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  1. Twoberth

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    This is how I repaired an old Monitor lipstick, on which the top was so badly damaged that it was not repairable and needed to be sliced off.

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    The Lockdown Fairy had brought me a jeweler's doming punch set that was ideal for making the cap.

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    First I annealed the brass rectangle and then formed it using the largest punch that would fit inside the lipstick (11mm) and a matching cup for the 0.8mm thick brass. Then I re-annealed the cap and cut off the excess, and then restamped.

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    After sanding flat the mating surfaces the cap was silver brazed onto the lipstick tube.

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    Then sanded smooth

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    The very top was tapped flat and then centre punched to guide the small drill (thanks @igh371 ).

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    Then the gauze was replaced and the lipstick fitted to the tank

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    Then lit. After an intermediate peen to get the flame correct the stove runs like new.

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    As a bonus, after an extended burn the polish marks have tarnished and darkened and it is difficult to tell that the lipstick has been repaired.
     
  2. Ian

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    Beautiful work.
     
  3. Optimust

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    Hi Twoberth, a great repair & presentation, love the jewelers domeing set & the scroll
    drill. Good Blue flame equals Good job done. :clap:Best to you, Optimust.
     
  4. Marc

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    Fantastic work, well done.
     
  5. igh371

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    That really is a superb piece of work,
    Ian:thumbup:
     
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    Nicely done...
     
  7. Twoberth

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    Thanks everyone.
    Things don’t always go to plan, but fettling is fun.
     
  8. hikerduane

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    Nice. That domeing tool would be nicer than a sanded down stove bolt when I peen my burners.
     
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    Impressive fettling work.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  10. Twoberth

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    Thanks Duane and George.
     
  11. hikerduane

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    I sliced into the top area on one I had as it was crushed some. When I tried to force the area, I cut into the side, so got lucky when I was able to silbraze it then grind off the excess.
    Duane
     
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    Nice work, Bravo