Author Topic: anybody know what was used to remove the nut on the bottem a candle?  (Read 345 times)

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: anybody know what was used to remove the nut on the bottem a candle?
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2021, 03:16:37 PM »
Now that we have pictures I would agree with what the others have posted. A good whack with a chisel should do it after some penetrating oil. I used to keep a blunt chisel in my toolbox for things like this.
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Re: anybody know what was used to remove the nut on the bottem a candle?
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2021, 06:13:20 PM »
Yup, That would be ideal, Harry.
A sharp, or semi sharp as is mine, can cut chunks out of the nut >:(
I found that out. :o
Was beatin my head about how to go about removing that nut.
I had tried a few things already, and got nowhere.
Well, she is apart almost to the last moving part now.
I have the parts ready for nickle plating.
I want this, it is too worn not to.
So I am gonna have it done. She will look soooo good after. :)
Anybody know a good plating service?
I would prefer to have someone who has done it before, apposed to just any plater.
Question now...
I have heard that plating can fill threads.
So, I figure if I screw parts together that I don't want the threads coated, it will avoid that.
Can anyone enlighten me on this? It is my first time to do this, and I don't know squat bout that.
Thanks to all, this is coming along well :)

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Re: anybody know what was used to remove the nut on the bottem a candle?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2021, 12:35:22 PM »
Here she is...

Thanks. The photos really help. When I read your description I thought of the way Western sticks were held together, rather than SC, so was focused on the bottom plate.

The main issue is to break the connection between the nut and tube that has formed due to dirt and/or corrosion in the threads.

Penetrating oil is a great start.

A few good wacks, as has been mentioned, usually help break the bond. Rather than a punch or chisel, that focus the force, you might try a small section of tubing, about the same diameter as the nut, so the force is distributed more evenly around the nut. Start with light taps.
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