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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 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 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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    04-02-2017, 01:26 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Work light around Machines? in General
    I have one of these stuck to the lathe headstock next to the...
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    04-01-2017, 11:11 AM
    RWO started a thread OT: Cool Mind Bender Video in General
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    03-22-2017, 02:13 PM
    I bought a sheet of this stuff years ago and still use it, mostly in the mill vise. It is indestructible and grips amazingly well....
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    03-21-2017, 01:10 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT: TEFC motor air flow in General
    What a mass of confusion! The correct air flow is from the fan along the fins to the drive end. Small motors often have bi-directional fans that...
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    03-21-2017, 12:59 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Softening Ball Bearings in Third Hand
    If you heated 52100 alloy bearing balls red hot and cooled in cat litter, they are softer than before, but will still be hard to machine. Fully...
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    03-20-2017, 05:01 PM
    Sometime back in the early 70's, copper was very expensive, making any kind of power cable also expensive. My employer's plant site used a lot of...
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    03-20-2017, 02:07 PM
    There was also one on micrometers that was pretty good: RWO
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    02-27-2017, 02:31 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Integral suppressor in Gunsmithing
    Why would you worry about where the ports hit the rifling? The grooves are only a few thou. deep. I can't see what possible difference it would...
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    02-22-2017, 03:13 PM
    When you lapped the choke collet to size, did you have the sleeve screwed on and set to cylinder bore? If not, the choke designations are going to...
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    02-15-2017, 02:59 PM
    I recently sold one that came off a Browning Auto 5. It was screwed on and the barrel was threaded .809" - 40 TPI for about 3/4". RWO
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    01-30-2017, 01:26 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Machine name tags badges in General
    I like flat or satin black oil or epoxy based enamel for the plates. Spraying would give the thinnest uniform coating After cure, the tops of the...
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    01-29-2017, 12:40 PM
    Just get a piece of 1018 plate that is thick enough. Saw out a rough blank the required dia. plus a little and machine the wheel all over in the...
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