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Tinsmith Avenue For those seeking knowledge on past techniques used by yesteryears tinsmiths. The history of Tinsmith goes back in time farther then this place can travel, but for those who want to explore, please share your findings here.


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Old 03-07-2011, 09:14 AM
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I posted this in another topic....but wanted to post this article here in case anyone wants to know the history of these great roll forming tools. This was sent to me from Kevin Riddle of Eagle Rock, VA. Along with the article, He also sent me these 2 pictures of some copper work of his. As you can see...He knows how to use the roll formers quite well ! He works out of His shop "Mountainman Woodshop" The last I heard He has no computer or fax...so I am going to show off His work for Him
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How did he put a bottom in the large pots with rounded corners?
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Not sure how it was done here - can't see the bottom to well in the picture but there is a book in the library "The Art of Coppersmithing"

Here is one chapter on how it could have been done.

http://www.thesheetmetalshop.com/pdf...hing/Part4.pdf
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How did he put a bottom in the large pots with rounded corners?
Good question....I went back and read letter again, but He didn't mention that. He did recommend a good book....maybe Bud has seen this:

Instructional Manual For Sheet Metal Workers
By R.W. Selvidge
The Manual Arts Press
Peoria, IL
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I posted this in another topic....but wanted to post this article here in case anyone wants to know the history of these great roll forming tools. This was sent to me from Kevin Riddle of Eagle Rock, VA. Along with the article, He also sent me these 2 pictures of some copper work of his. As you can see...He knows how to use the roll formers quite well ! He works out of His shop "Mountainman Woodshop" The last I heard He has no computer or fax...so I am going to show off His work for Him
Hi Stickman, The bottom of the second set of pots seem to have a radius to them am I seeing things? How is that done? Thanks Dupree
I just read the rest of the posts and guess I'm not the only curious one! peace dupree

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Hey stickman is there any chance you could get me in touch with Kevin Riddle?
His time line is great!! I'd like to find out where he got his info from and maybe see if he could help me with a few other machines that I have on dating them and such.
( C.Brambacher is one.)
Also, I have a friend in Kentucky who is EXCELLENT at finding patent drawings of different machines if any one is interrested.
As always folks, any help is always appreciated
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No problem, I just emailed it to you
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