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    12-24-2016, 11:24 AM
    The feed may be the problem and I do seem to get a kind of "feedback" in the handwheel on the little mill and I try to maintain a constant pressure...
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    12-23-2016, 09:51 PM
    Mostly I have been using 1/4" (Accupro) and 5/16 (Robb Jack), I try to avoid climb cutting and I always take the table backlash into consideration...
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    12-23-2016, 05:20 PM
    Ok I understand that carbide end mills are easy to chip but I seem to have a particular problem with them on my BP clone. I have two mills, a BP J...
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    12-20-2016, 10:03 AM
    Not going to get into a pissing contest here but what I have said is a well known fact to most body repairmen, the examples I gave are far more...
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    12-19-2016, 11:02 PM
    As is common for folks who tend to flame others, ignore part of what was said to make your case, now go back and read what I said. I clearly said it...
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    12-19-2016, 03:23 PM
    Yep, I sandblast tractor parts all the time but I have warped a few items even there! My first experience with this was many years ago on a '56 Chevy...
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    12-19-2016, 09:46 AM
    NO, DO NOT SANDBLAST BODY SHEETMETAL!!!!! A sandblaster will warp most sheetmetal body parts beyond any hope of repair! I don't mean "Aw s#!* now I...
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    12-18-2016, 08:03 AM
    Epoxy primer is great stuff and the first thing I do to any body panel or repair is to spray it with epoxy primer, the stuff is expen$ive but it...
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    12-16-2016, 08:28 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Mig welding help in General
    That note about the extension cord is a VERY good one! I have seen guys try to run a small MIG with a 50' or longer light weight cord and then wonder...
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    12-16-2016, 06:11 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Mig welding help in General
    100% agree!! Also .023 has nothing to do with "cheap", it's meant for really thin metal like auto body panels where burn through and warping are...
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    12-15-2016, 07:05 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Mig welding help in General
    Actually it probably IS a tip problem for the reasons already stated, from the way you describe the wire even a new tip will arc and stick just like...
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    12-15-2016, 07:15 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Mig welding help in General
    Yes. those felt wipers that I mentioned use a spray that is intended to both clean the wire and add a lube that does not cause weld contamination...
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    12-14-2016, 10:11 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Mig welding help in General
    A sticky tip is the number one cause of this problem, by far, and I rarely start a welding job without a spare tip or two, these are expendable items...
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    12-11-2016, 04:00 PM
    radkins replied to a thread 123 Blocks... why? in General
    That set is totally different and is from a USA seller/importer so it's quite likely it's of decent quality from a reputable maker and not a scam...
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    12-11-2016, 01:04 PM
    radkins replied to a thread 123 Blocks... why? in General
    Those direct from China end mills at ridiculous prices are a TOTAL waste of money!!!!!!! I myself tried that a while back reasoning that just...
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    12-02-2016, 10:35 PM
    Maybe I have been over thinking the problem and placing too much importance on a rather tight fit, I have been basing this on the fact that every...
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    12-02-2016, 08:46 PM
    I am nearing completion of my third (and last) HighWall type SS rifle and I guess I screwed up by not torquing the barrel down enough when setting up...
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    10-31-2016, 10:24 PM
    radkins replied to a thread improving compressor in General
    I can't think of any non-water based automotive paint that uses thinner that is less flammable/explosive than gasoline so why would gas be so...
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    10-30-2016, 09:51 PM
    radkins replied to a thread 4140 reamer??? in General
    Ok I used the hardened 4140 without tempering and it did the job nicely! I just didn't want to go to the time and trouble of making and hardening a...
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    10-30-2016, 10:58 AM
    radkins started a thread 4140 reamer??? in General
    I need to ream four .750 holes to a 7 1/2 deg. taper in mild steel (tie rods for a tractor) and I am out of a suitable size tool steel stock to...
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