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  • SteveF's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 PM
    Anyone have a copy of Beam Check or something similar? I'd like to know if I take a 2" x 6" - 48" long, Southern Yellow Pine, laid flat (the much...
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  • Highpower's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    Highpower replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    Yup. There is an interesting read about this in "Hatcher's Notebook" concerning some some early rifle receivers that were heat treated by "eye" using...
    42 replies | 2275 view(s)
  • Bob Ford's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    Bob Ford replied to a thread A build, maybe in Gunsmithing
    If you notice I removed the freebookspot site and replaced it with another, But do not know if they are OK. The book because of out of print and...
    5 replies | 179 view(s)
  • softtail's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    softtail replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    Keep in mind, color blindness in men can make conversations like this 'interesting'. What one guy sees when he's heating metal may very well not be...
    42 replies | 2275 view(s)
  • Norman Bain's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Elegant solution. I see some downside in loss of height. The upper I-beam (and possibly even the girder trolley) has to navigate under the pitch...
    42 replies | 2849 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 PM
    Beautiful horse and a lovely daughter. I have no opinion on the fences. As for your wife's comment, I think my tag line says it all.
    24 replies | 1087 view(s)
  • flylo's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 PM
    flylo replied to a thread 2017 NAMES - my experience in General
    We were there Sat afternoon & had a good time as usual, bought some small taps & dies & zipped around on my little blue scooter. Good show!:o
    1 replies | 15 view(s)
  • Highpower's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 PM
    Excellent point. Fortunately they were smart enough to etch a maximum extension line on the bottom of the bar for knuckleheads like me. (6 x...
    20 replies | 920 view(s)
  • Jaakko Fagerlund's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    With a modern (past -95) machine the electrode wear on carbide is pretty "normal", as in the generators and technologies they use are much more...
    13 replies | 246 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    There are only two or three full service washes in my area and none of them bother to do that. But they do post signs saying they are not responsible...
    4 replies | 194 view(s)
  • chipmaker4130's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    Perfectly functional and in great shape. The pipe fence looks great to me! 'Pretty' fences are a lot of work and expense to keep up.
    24 replies | 1087 view(s)
  • Weston Bye's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    The pipe fence. A good enough fence I suppose, don't mean to offend, but just looks out of place to my untrained eye. The wire fence on wooden...
    24 replies | 1087 view(s)
  • Weston Bye's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    I had some small health problems this year, so my wife, Miss Susie came with me this year to prop me up. Seems that she learned my spiel last year...
    1 replies | 15 view(s)
  • Highpower's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    Horse - the gift that keeps on giving. Did it come with a new shovel as well? ;)
    24 replies | 1087 view(s)
  • Highpower's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    Hmm... Sounds like there's a Bill Engvall routine in there somewhere. Q: Saving swarf? A: Nope! Making tinsel for the tree. Here's your sign......
    21 replies | 799 view(s)
  • Black Forest's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 PM
    Ugly fence.......what are you talking about? The pipe fence or the pasture electric fences?
    24 replies | 1087 view(s)
  • Yondering's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    Better look at a color/temp chart for steel. 450F is definitely not past the blue point, it's a strong yellow/brown. Blue is around 600-ish, and grey...
    42 replies | 2275 view(s)
  • RWO's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    The full service car washes in my area remove the GM antenna before sending the vehicle thru the wash tunnel. It gets replaced when the car is hand...
    4 replies | 194 view(s)
  • Highpower's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 PM
    Same here. Although I didn't get a visit from him, after I tried using the power feed as he suggested... it was one of those "AHA!" now I get it...
    34 replies | 1225 view(s)
  • George Bulliss's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    George Bulliss replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    Now, I canít be giving out such proprietary information Ė pancake blackening just might be my pot of gold:)
    42 replies | 2275 view(s)
  • MrPragmaticLee's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    I've had a lot of inquiries about the power lift I built for my PM-727 mill, so when a friend asked me to build one for him I decided to video the...
    0 replies | 36 view(s)
  • old mart's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 PM
    I've just written more on this subject and put it in a different thread by mistake, look in "100% solid carbide boring bars". As for pictures, I'm...
    17 replies | 657 view(s)
  • misterfxt's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 PM
    misterfxt replied to a thread A build, maybe in Gunsmithing
    I just realized that. Unfortunately, just before i came back here and read your reply. Thank you for the heads up. It seems my timing is as always,...
    5 replies | 179 view(s)
  • RWO's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Need some electronics help in Third Hand
    https://www.amazon.com/SMAKN-Converter-Power-Supply-Module/dp/B00ODL140M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493138330&sr=8-1&keywords=12v+to+3v+step+down RWO
    1 replies | 19 view(s)
  • lugnut's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    lugnut replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    A few years ago I made a bench block and blackened it using some Novacan Black Patina for Solder I had left over from my stained glass supplies. It...
    42 replies | 2275 view(s)
  • lakeside53's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    About two weeks worth! damn Teflon mucked up my nice Christmas tree decorations ;)
    21 replies | 799 view(s)
  • Weston Bye's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    GAAAH! HOLY CRAP! Can't you give a little warning? I am not squeamish, but such gruesome pictures just kind of jump out at a person at first...
    12 replies | 414 view(s)
  • Highpower's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Highpower replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    I think it's all voodoo. Heat a shiny silver piece of steel, dunk it in slightly yellowish (very clear) oil and it turns black. Then the black falls...
    42 replies | 2275 view(s)
  • Dave C's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    I would like to add a digital clock to the instrument panel of my John Deere X720 tractor. Once installed, it will be too hard to access for battery...
    1 replies | 19 view(s)
  • old mart's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    I'm sure that the likes of Sandvik, Kennametal, etc are researching ways of producing reliable one piece carbide boring bars, the emphasis being on...
    13 replies | 246 view(s)
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