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Petter Handyman

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Hi I have just purchased the 5hp Petter Handyman serial number 72522 with the hopper only to find that the glass in the oiler was broken in several places ,it is a bowl shaped ? wineglass, Could someone advise me where to obtain one or has one for sale,also what age is this engine please Thanks Rudy
 

john gilbert

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Hi Ausdoc, ( Rudy) I had a chap in SA make a few oiler glass a few years back when I lived in Adelaide.

I will get his name out of my computer and advise you by direct email
Cheers mate, John
 

Merv C

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G,day Wayne,
I made a wine glass one for my vertical Blackstone hot bulb a few years ago out of resin, the stuff they make paper weights with, that has insects and things in. Like you I had most of the broken pieces, I glued them all together to get the shape then I made the male and female molds from wood on my wood turning lathe. Use a close grained wood, our native Rimu was ideal to get a good finish. Place both parts on a sheet of glass in position and pour in the resin. When it is taken from the mold it will not look flash, but a few minutes of sanding and polishing it will look like it is made of glass. After a few years it will darken slightly, but that doesn't matter, with oil in it it just looks the part.
I hope this helps,
Merv.

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The one on the left is the one I made, the other in an oiler that was made for me for my 4hp Blackstone
 

AUSDOK

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Thanks John, Wjcoll and Merv for the information ,I have some leads to follow and will let you know how it pans out Thanks Rudy
 

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I have reglued the glass at present as the price quoted was about $90.00 so I may look at the resin option. Thanks Rudy
 
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