Ibis Weir. Ibis Wear. Ibis Where?


Stainless Steel Waterman Floodgate.

The floodgate for the Ibis is a Waterman C10 in Stainless Steel and cast iron. Tweak #1 was cutting it shorter. Tweak #2 (after complete disassembly) was repainting the 5 cast iron parts. Tweak #3 was grinding all the Stainless to a clean surface, then cutting the threaded SS lift rod and cleaning it’s nose and end. Then reassemble. I ordered bronze square tubing from Denver that is waiting out in the studio for the next step: cutting it to fit and welding it to the stainless (also welding all the stainless parts together and tack-welding all the bolts). Eventually the bronze Ibis head and legs will weld on as well.

Gate sized down and refitted.

Nora stands in for scale.


SS ground clean and cast iron parts repainted.


Lift rod cut to size too.


A chilly day in the shop with Orange Air Quality (pm2 @ 141, nearly Red).


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