One of the last pieces of the extracting equation came home a couple of days ago. An uncapper and stand came with the 50-frame Woodman that we refurbished over the winter. I’ll post the completed extracting line sometime soon, but a fair bit is visible in the last picture with the newly blasted and powder coated stand. There was a little re-engineering to make the back end of the stand long enough to be compatible with the cappings melter, and we added a couple of retainers to contain the overflow from the top of the tray. Otherwise, it was just really ugly and needed a face-lift. The “before” pictures don’t really show the full extent of the grime that needed vanquished.
And here is the shiny, much more sanitary result! Many thanks to The Powder Shop for a one-day turnaround despite a busy schedule. I apparently had good fortune in choosing John Deere black for the powder coat.
I’ll include the mounted uncapper within the next couple of posts.