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    09-19-2018, 12:55 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    The home brew formula releases ammonia when the NaOH and ammonium nitrate is first mixed in the water. After a few seconds the reaction is complete...
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    09-18-2018, 01:34 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    Roy Dunlap published a home brew formula in his classic book, "Gunsmithing": 5 Lbs. NaOH + 2.5Lbs. 33% ammonium nitrate ( fertilizer) / 1 gallon...
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    09-14-2018, 06:52 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT- Forced to use Ethanol? in General
    Ethanol replaced MTBE as a gasoline additive for octane improvement. MTBE was getting into the ground water at gasoline spills due to its easy...
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    09-06-2018, 01:17 PM
    RWO replied to a thread who MAKES the best files in General
    I last bought files here: They sell Vallorbe and Friedrich Dick. Costly but...
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    09-02-2018, 02:28 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Briggs & Stratton Garbage Carb in General
    You can buy ethanol free gasoline at hardware stores and big box stores. It is expensive, but worth it for small engine tools that are not in...
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    08-31-2018, 01:21 PM
    A pipe-cleaner works pretty well even though they are probably not wool but likely some synthetic fiber. Whatever, it works well on my surface...
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    08-26-2018, 01:38 PM
    This set is a good start and will likely make you forget about HSS provided your lathe is stout enough : ...
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    08-25-2018, 12:53 PM
    Specifically, Easy-Off aerosol heavy duty. It is designed to remove baked/burned-on oil ( animal, vegetable or petroleum) which is basically...
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    08-24-2018, 01:41 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Magnetic "non"-parallels in General
    Negative. The standard commercial mag parallels are fairly fine pitch ( about 1/8") and work fine on a standard coarse pitch mag chuck. The...
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    08-12-2018, 01:33 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Bandsaw coolant in General
    amen! Rwo
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    08-05-2018, 01:54 PM
    RWO replied to a thread AXA Toolpost Toolholders? in General
    I have used Phase II holders on a Dorian post for at least 18 years. They cost more than the cheapest ones, but there are reasons: they are well...
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    08-02-2018, 01:26 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Woodson vertical w/reverse in General
    Are you aware of this site? There are plenty of steam engine enthusiast members. No doubt you can get...
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    07-30-2018, 01:03 PM
    RWO replied to a thread First time builder in Gunsmithing
    16" is the minimum legal barrel length unless you go thru the ATF procedure to get permission to make a Short Barreled Rifle. There is voluminous...
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    07-27-2018, 01:09 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Better Drill Chuck for Lathe in General
    IMHO a keyless chuck is a better choice for a lathe, but I hate chuck keys. My lathe is only 2 hp, but my old keyless Rohm chuck still works well. ...
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    07-26-2018, 01:55 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Bushes. in General
    Cast iron bush on a polished hard steel shaft will run many years given a shot of oil once in awhile. RWO
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    07-23-2018, 01:30 PM
    Pete, a custom made JT to BS#7 shank might be available from this company: They used to advertise in HSM...
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    07-16-2018, 01:21 PM
    Actually, the reverse is true. 22LR has a max pressure of about 24.5K psi. 3" .410 is 13.5K psi. It is important to design for the breech bolt...
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    07-16-2018, 12:54 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT: hardware question in General
    Check the Unistrut catalog. They make several different trolleys. Amazon sells them. RWO
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