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    Today, 09:22 PM
    ironmonger replied to a thread homemade reamers in Gunsmithing
    Nice Job, MTNMAN Does the thumbhole stock in the pic have a high enough cheek piece for you? I've been looking and been thinking about making a...
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    Today, 02:01 PM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Bluing salts in Gunsmithing
    I ran two experiments with the electro 'bluing' process. This was a piece of mild steel that was processed as the anode at 10 volts in a weak sodium...
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    Today, 01:36 PM
    ........and let's not forget those "new designs" come complete with a very expensive computer control board that are virtually beyond the realm of...
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    Today, 12:57 PM
    Damn......everybody is faster than I am. I need to practice on my speed.
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    Today, 12:56 PM
    Without the ability to attach gauges to the system, we're kind of limited in our troubleshooting options. Just as you found the condenser in bad...
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    Today, 09:49 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Bluing salts in Gunsmithing
    I just found another clue regarding the hydroxide part of the bluing bath ---------------- Fe3O4 is Black Magnetite a black colored corrosion...
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    Today, 08:30 AM
    I would try replacing the belt before suspecting pulley crown problems, and miss alignment would be far more likely than the crown going missing. ...
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    04-21-2015, 06:59 PM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Rotten brass? in General
    I spent 42 years in the plumbing business, and the last 30 of them as a master plumber, and if your drinking water supports bacterial growth, I...
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    04-21-2015, 09:27 AM
    Fixed a friends Acu-Rite a while ago, don't know the specific model. That little 'capacitor like' thing might be a transient surge protector. Try...
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    04-21-2015, 08:28 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Rotten brass? in General
    So, did you analyze the damaged fittings yet? Still curious to see if the zinc was gone. The other question I'd have to ask is what is the reason...
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    04-20-2015, 09:35 AM
    ironmonger started a thread Bluing salts in Gunsmithing
    While waiting for tank time at the local gunsmith, I began looking into bluing salt formulas once again. I have a friend who has 20 gallons of...
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    04-20-2015, 08:53 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread TC Muzzle Crown in Gunsmithing
    The crown has been cut, and I am now waiting for the gunsmith to free up some time to blue the barrel. paul
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    04-18-2015, 09:13 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Rotten brass? in General
    Well they certainly don't have the same consideration for the people that use the water. The research into side effects is not always as rigorous as...
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    04-17-2015, 03:02 PM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Rotten brass? in General
    I can't speak to the ammonia interaction, but I can speak to the DI/RO side of the equation. Those special types of water have a HUGE affinity for...
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    04-17-2015, 11:46 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Rotten brass? in General
    Was that system filled with deionized or demineralized water? paul
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    04-17-2015, 11:44 AM
    John and Black Moons... You guys have stumbled onto a new diet system. Definitely not 'Good Eats' :>) paul
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    04-14-2015, 10:44 AM
    ironmonger started a thread TC Muzzle Crown in Gunsmithing
    The TC Carbine is getting ready to be blued. Do to the limitations of my lathe and a lack of foresight, crowning the barrel in my lathe is no longer...
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    04-12-2015, 10:51 AM
    Has Sketchup included tools that I found lacking before regarding geometric relationship tools? I never was able to find anything that equated to...
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    04-11-2015, 07:36 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread Fred Needs Chuck in Third Hand
    As a plumber (retired), the Milwaukee brand has drilled so many holes no other brand comes to mind when we say right angle drill. No plastic on the...
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    04-09-2015, 08:48 AM
    There may be an arc force or dig control on the Lincoln... I didn't find mine on the XMT304 till after it was repaired. I got it with fried power...
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    04-08-2015, 09:27 AM
    Amps is amps, unless you take into consideration the 'arc force'. In the MIG world this is called slope. Arc force is a feature of the 200DX that...
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    04-07-2015, 09:01 AM
    One primary difference between MIG and SMAW is the ability to make multiple passes. It is the norm to make three passes on pipe when stick welding....
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    04-07-2015, 08:11 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread In Line Seater in Gunsmithing
    Dave- I thought about using an expander, which would require another die setup, but I thought the seater would be an interesting project. It has the...
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    04-06-2015, 08:31 AM
    ironmonger started a thread In Line Seater in Gunsmithing
    It seems that one thing always leads to another. The TC Carbine project was originally conceived as a rifle to shoot cast bullets, 50 grain, Lyman...
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    04-05-2015, 09:13 AM
    I wrote an article for our blacksmiths newsletter years ago describing an experiment in which I used cast iron turnings to harden steel beyond its...
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    04-04-2015, 07:50 PM
    Here are some of the links see this page and the gif linked below the page addy http://www.navaching.com/forge/cooling.html ...
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    04-04-2015, 05:00 PM
    Buy the O1... The process is well founded in science but it is limited by physics. There is for every steel alloy, even 1018ish materials, the...
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    04-02-2015, 02:12 AM
    atty replied to a thread Way Oil in General
    Once you've had the pleasure of using Vacuoline 1409 or similar, you will never again consider bar oil, or hydraulic, or anything else (including...
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    04-01-2015, 11:14 PM
    ironmonger replied to a thread TC Carbine finished in Gunsmithing
    There old ones are suspect as well. I have two .30 Herrett barrels, a 10" and a 14". The 10" has a shoulder diameter .0025" larger than the 14"...
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    04-01-2015, 07:13 PM
    Every once in a while I actually finish a project. All that remains is to do a final polish on the barrel and truck it over to the local gun shop for...
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