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    Today, 05:59 AM
    boats replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    That makes sense they are English. Few fancy fly rod seats I made cannibalized factory seats cutting off and inserting new bodyís never threaded...
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    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    boats replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Before detachable Fly Rod extension butt reel seats were easily available I made several by drilling out the end on a regular seat. Then turning a...
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    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    boats replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    I suspect lack of threading ablity keeps the small Hartridge prices low. Honest I have never needed to thread rod building. Taps and dies do it all. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:32 AM
    boats replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Precision small large spindle and donít need threading Hardinge DV 59 be a good choice. Considering rods and handles are long through the spindle is...
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    03-19-2019, 08:13 AM
    boats replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Will narrow your choices some, I do a lot of Rod work, fishing, rifle and shotgun cleaning & some fancy canes, most of the handles on a old...
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    03-17-2019, 07:14 PM
    Clocks not Metric Calender either. Navigate degree min sec. And while we are talking navigation it’s all in English ship or plane either one no...
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    03-17-2019, 01:00 PM
    When I was working in Australia went to the local fish market for some Prawns. Guy gives me a lecture about Yanks not knowing the Metric System ....
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    03-14-2019, 05:34 PM
    boats replied to a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    Thanks all. Couple take aways. My mill is about 250 RPM slowest, like to slow it down but won’t be able to before this job. That means small...
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    03-14-2019, 10:14 AM
    boats replied to a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    Stacking up unnessary tooling is what I want to avoid. Cut should be flat bottomed but it’s not critical. Saw ought to slice through leaving it flat...
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    03-14-2019, 09:32 AM
    boats replied to a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    It tilts, guys that barrel this particular action (Stevens 44 1/2 ) all use slitting saws . Falling block the cut is at 6 o’clock on the face and...
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    03-14-2019, 08:42 AM
    boats started a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    Will need to slit on my mill soon. Cut will be 1/4 wide not deep or long. Rifle barrel extractor grove. My mill is a Rockwell itís not big or...
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    03-13-2019, 05:42 PM
    boats replied to a thread How To Avoid Machining in General
    Believing in Kroll and heat started think about how to apply heat to such a large Heat sink. For sure using a torch the head will draw heat away...
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    03-13-2019, 04:00 AM
    boats replied to a thread How To Avoid Machining in General
    Aluminum & steel always trouble, easiest thing is leave them in place. But get a tough stuck job on a small part I use Kroll and heat give the Kroll...
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    03-08-2019, 04:41 PM
    boats replied to a thread New to me doall.. questions in General
    Carter is probably the best supplier of aftermarket bandsaw guides & parts. Refitted my 1950 Cresent Heavy 20 with ball bearing guides from Carter....
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    03-06-2019, 09:01 PM
    boats replied to a thread Aloris tool post questions in General
    Bought my Aloris cut off tool holder because I was fed up with the Chinese tool holder. Soft metal would not hold the HSS blade in place reliably. ...
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    03-05-2019, 11:22 AM
    boats replied to a thread Aloris tool post questions in General
    Thing about anything Chinese there are no quality standards . They build to price, somebody comes along asking for a cheaper version they will supply...
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    03-05-2019, 05:56 AM
    boats replied to a thread Aloris tool post questions in General
    Tool post from Ajaxtoolsupply On eBay is drop shipped from Aloris. Direct from the factory in Clifton NJ. I found out when buying a cut off tool...
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    03-02-2019, 09:48 PM
    boats replied to a thread Need bushing/bearing advice in General
    Delrin will swell wet but it doesn’t swell much. Bushings I made for work boat steering linkage are Delrin 1 1/2 inch flange 7/8 inch tennon 1/2 Hole...
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    03-01-2019, 09:00 PM
    boats replied to a thread Need bushing/bearing advice in General
    Do a search post I made few weeks ago “ Delrin for Bushings” some good comments from forum members on marine use . Footnote, I was on one of the...
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    02-22-2019, 04:42 PM
    boats replied to a thread Lathe unloading in General
    Sunbelt has hoist in my area 30 dollars a day 100 dollars a week. They are generally much cheaper than Auto parts stores. My rate may be discounted...
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    02-19-2019, 09:19 PM
    boats replied to a thread OT - Epoxy in General
    I keep West System epoxy resins in my shop. Two types slow and fast cure . Also various West Fillers to thicken as desired. Google West System...
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    02-15-2019, 09:59 AM
    boats replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Setting up large flat work I use 123 blocks and hold down clamps, but you can run Kurt jaws outside and clamp large plates. I may try it one time. ...
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    02-15-2019, 08:11 AM
    boats replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    Another thing about straps if you lift from the bottom of a top heavy load they should be “married” at the top. Close to lift as possable. Wrap...
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    02-15-2019, 08:06 AM
    boats replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    One thing I always did heavy lifting on and off ships is double the gear each able to carry the load. If you use straps which I recommend it’s...
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    02-15-2019, 07:50 AM
    boats replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    If buying used off EBay and want the best Kurt 6 inch is less expensive than smaller or larger ones. I use a Kurt 4 inch on my Rockwell 6 1/2 inch...
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    02-12-2019, 09:43 PM
    The first Maersk ship is fairly large perhaps 95,000 tons 2nd small. She looks like one of the Flaged In American ships carrying government cargo. ...
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    02-12-2019, 08:25 PM
    Way off machining topics but, Look how deep that Maersk vessel is. New Panamamax class calls NJ first. Large China goods Import market Plenty of...
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    02-12-2019, 05:41 PM
    Ships are scrapped for various reasons. Obsolete most common. When the new enlarged Panama Canal locks were opened many older “Panamax” went to the...
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    02-12-2019, 12:32 PM
    boats replied to a thread Gage Block vs. Space Block in General
    They generally sell for less on eBay too. Might be a used set of quality spacer blocks is a better buy than Chinese gauge blocks. Boats
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    02-11-2019, 06:26 PM
    boats replied to a thread Lathe unloading in General
    You could use two engine hoist if space is avalable and both can get a grab. It’s common to marry cranes when making heavy lifts. Small job like a...
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