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    Today, 10:07 AM
    I have no idea if your upper is an "early" one that might have some historical value. There were lots of ARs made as you describe and some are still...
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    I built a beer can mortar several years ago but for the life of me can't remember the ID of the tube. I built mine of DOM steel tubing and have...
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    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread The right used Lathe? in General
    I have two Logan 200s and, fortunately, a full set of change gears for threading. I also have a 6" atlas and a 9X20 early Grizzly. All will do more...
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    12-18-2014, 11:45 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    wahoo (the best eating in the ocean) tuna, marlin, dolphin,grouper, snapper and a few others. Depends on where you are and what time of year. Most...
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    12-18-2014, 10:23 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Hi guys in General
    Hearing from Evan. Now that's a great Christmas present Bless you Sir! Bill
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    12-18-2014, 09:29 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    My apologies OH. I did misread your post. You can go fishing with me anytime. Bill PS:Now we can get back to welding here.
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    12-17-2014, 09:38 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    OK --- I give up. You steel welders will not be convinced. After Christmas I am going to the Bahamas in my crappy fiberglass boat. Lord, please...
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    12-17-2014, 09:55 AM
    Picture or it didn't happen! Bill
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    12-17-2014, 09:51 AM
    Welcome to the snake pit Kelly. We will now need to be on our best behavior. At least for a day or two. Bill PS, I'm glad we don't post for sale...
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    12-17-2014, 09:32 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    Old Hat A steel boat will last for a very long time. I was in a boat yard in Fort Lauderdale 3 weeks ago and a pilot boat was there for a bottom...
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    12-16-2014, 10:29 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread lathe chuck in General
    For a comparison my 3 jaw Bison chuck mounted on my 1964 Logan 200 has 5 tenths runout worst case. I have a second Logan 200 with a 3 jaw from CDCO...
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    12-16-2014, 10:14 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    You must have owned a really crappy fiberglass boat. The first fiberglass PRODUCTION boat over 40 feet long was built by Hatteras in 1959. It's...
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    12-16-2014, 04:09 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    There were almost no fiberglass boats 60 years ago. Fiberglass is a relatively new material. Fiberglass became the material of choice in medium...
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    12-16-2014, 04:04 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    My problem is I don't have time to build boats so I buy them and almost all are power so need to be relatively light. That's why I prefer fiberglass...
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    12-16-2014, 01:34 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    I have a friend from Great Brittan who built a concrete (ferro-cement) sail boat in his backyard. He lived aboard it for 25 years and crossed the...
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    12-16-2014, 11:13 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Millrite vs RF-30 in General
    An RF-30 is far from a toy and some of them were made in places other than China. HSMers have produced amazing work on them. That having been said,...
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    12-15-2014, 07:02 PM
    Homemade machine guns are illegal. Making one out of anything will get you some serious prison time. Bill OTH maybe it's ok if made from an axle.
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    12-15-2014, 06:51 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread RIP Byron Boucher in General
    I didn't "know" him but I Knew him and I liked him. May God bless your family! Bill
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    12-14-2014, 04:33 PM
    Or---- Try this. http://www.sunnen.com/honing-oils-coolants?gclid=CJiwxamwxsICFZeCaQodowYA5A Bill
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    12-14-2014, 04:28 PM
    I doubt that the oil is critical. I would try 10 weight non detergent motor oil. Bill
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    12-14-2014, 01:38 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread r8 collet sizes? in General
    I have and use a lot of carbide end mills. They are all the same size from cutting end to mounting end in the sizes below 1/4 . I have a set of R8...
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    12-14-2014, 12:41 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Tool hoard in General
    At my company we have a simple solution. We issue a complete set of tools to an employee for his job. If he breaks one or wearers one out we issue...
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    12-13-2014, 10:56 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Triumphant Day! in General
    Congratulations! What's a Trident? Bill
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    12-13-2014, 10:30 AM
    I have no idea wether or not Bowies knife had an added brass spine but ---- Way back in the 40s when I took plumbing shop in high school the teacher...
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    12-11-2014, 09:11 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread OT: Leaf Pick Up in General
    Interesting post. I just bought a leaf vacuum from the local John Derre dealer. It's handheld but really powerful. The only problem with high...
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    12-10-2014, 09:51 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread solar or wind turbine? in General
    I have a home that is completely off the grid. It's in northern Minnesota so I don't need AC. My solar panels charge a very large battery bank that...
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    12-10-2014, 09:25 AM
    Now that's a clever, inexpensive solution. Bill
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    12-10-2014, 09:18 AM
    Real---OUCH! Fake---FUNNY! Bill
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    12-08-2014, 09:34 AM
    +1 for the "rant" from Boslab. Bill
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    12-07-2014, 07:32 PM
    That will probably serve for another 90/100 years. Nothing like restored old American iron. Thanks for posting. Bill
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