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    06-26-2017, 01:22 PM
    The commercial plastic guns are usually molded from glass-filled nylon. I have never tried to machine it, but I agree with tool guy that acetal is...
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    06-26-2017, 01:07 PM
    Any of you old enough to remember "Poly Packs"? Great stuff for the electronics hobbyist. RWO
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    06-21-2017, 02:48 PM
    Back when R12 was used in cars, the outer jacket of the hoses was usually perforated to keep them from ballooning. When the EPA got involved and...
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    06-18-2017, 01:06 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Cleaning A/C drain line? in General
    For attic mounted units, the water heater is usually nearby. Put a female garden hose connector on the condensate line vent pipe if you have one,( if...
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    06-13-2017, 02:40 PM
    1/2" OD mild steel tubing of the appropriate bore size will work fine for either caliber liner. Glue them together with Loctite 609. Thread the...
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    06-06-2017, 01:24 PM
    RWO replied to a thread toxic stainless in General
    All you chemophobes out there better get rid of your stainless cookware( you know, the good stuff) and by all means discard all those heirloom cast...
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    06-03-2017, 01:04 PM
    RWO replied to a thread albrecht keyless chuck stuck in General
    Rather than ruin it, send it to Albrecht. They can fix it properly. RWO
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    05-26-2017, 01:36 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Compact R8 drill chuck in General
    Albrecht makes a 1/2" chuck with various integral shanks. R8 is available. It's about as compact as that type chuck can get if R8 is required and...
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    05-24-2017, 03:58 PM
    303 cuts easier and cleaner than 304. RWO
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    05-22-2017, 01:29 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    It would be interesting to subject your blackened parts to a soak in Easy-Off (NaOH) oven cleaner to remove any burned on oil residue. The original...
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    05-20-2017, 01:14 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Drilling and boring phenolic? in General
    No. RWO
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    05-15-2017, 01:10 PM
    RWO replied to a thread WTB Die Filer in General
    I had a similar experience. Mine was a very nice All American brand with dual overarms and variable speed. Owned it about 15 years, used it twice...
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    05-15-2017, 12:44 PM
    +1 .... I have 3 Automation Direct VFDs in my shop and no problems since first one was installed, 15 years ago. Phase converters of any type...
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    05-13-2017, 12:58 PM
    RWO replied to a thread best D R O unit? in General
    Looking at pics of your lathe, it appears there is not much room to install the cross slide scale on the tail stock side. You might investigate...
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    05-08-2017, 01:23 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Browning Hi-Power in Gunsmithing
    The best grips I have ever used on 1911 and would no doubt do as well on a BHP :...
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    05-03-2017, 03:09 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Locking hub to disc in General
    6061 aluminum has enough copper in it to activate Loctite but it does take a bit longer than normal. RWO
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    05-02-2017, 12:50 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Locking hub to disc in General
    Brass is highly active for anaerobics like 609 and 660. See http://www.loctite.ph/php/content_data/LT4680.pdf RWO
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    04-27-2017, 12:41 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Magic Bandsaw Blade in General
    Wood/metal, constant speed RWO
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    04-27-2017, 08:53 AM
    RWO started a thread Magic Bandsaw Blade in General
    I just received a custom made bandsaw blade for my Delta 14" saw. It is a 1/4" wide, 14-18 TPI, Lenox Diemaster II. I took it out of the package...
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    04-25-2017, 12:57 PM
    The full service car washes in my area remove the GM antenna before sending the vehicle thru the wash tunnel. It gets replaced when the car is hand...
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    04-25-2017, 12:42 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Need some electronics help in Third Hand
    https://www.amazon.com/SMAKN-Converter-Power-Supply-Module/dp/B00ODL140M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493138330&sr=8-1&keywords=12v+to+3v+step+down RWO
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    04-24-2017, 01:29 PM
    The problems are usually centered around small, wimpy lathes with flexible spindles, tool posts, and beds coupled with too much bit overhang, excess...
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    04-23-2017, 01:53 PM
    I've had an MSC account for about 30 yrs and I'm not a business, just a hobbyist who pays sales taxes. I had not bought anything from them in about...
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    04-19-2017, 03:54 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Bearing seat rescue? in General
    I believe you are overthinking this problem. A dab of 609 on each bearing shaft fit will hold them tight enough so that they will slide in the...
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    04-17-2017, 01:00 PM
    RWO replied to a thread for machine light .. ? in General
    If it is not here, you are probably SOL https://www.grandbrass.com/category/lamp_shades-metal_lamp_shades/lamp_shades/ UNO threaded at the bottom ...
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    04-16-2017, 02:44 PM
    Sinclair sells a little adapter that is a cup to hold a standard deburring tool with a 1/4" hex shank to fit an elec. screwdriver in case you want to...
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    04-16-2017, 02:22 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Browning Hi-Power in Gunsmithing
    I believe part of the difference is the relative weights of the slides. It's been years since I disassembled a BHP but I think you will find the...
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    04-15-2017, 01:03 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Browning Hi-Power in Gunsmithing
    One thing to help the trigger pull is to remove the magazine safety. It's a hold over from the military spec. Never understood why it was needed...
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    04-14-2017, 01:28 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Drilling cast iron in General
    It is chilled cast iron. Not much you can do but keep pecking with sharp drills. Eventually you should get through the hard part and it will drill...
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    04-14-2017, 01:17 PM
    I use my 1" belt grinder. A 120 grit belt to establish the correct bevel if needed. Follow that with a 240 or 320 grit belt to sharpen. Finish with...
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