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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jztjGOqGcyw 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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    01-23-2017, 01:44 PM
    RWO replied to a thread VFD's; digital vs analog in General
    A good quality 4-pole NEMA frame motor will tolerate 120 Hz with out mechanical issues. A 2-pole might not and it is probably a good idea to limit...
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    01-20-2017, 03:19 PM
    3" is too small, period. I have had a 6" for many years and I would not have a smaller one. It will cost more, but you won't curse it so much when...
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    01-19-2017, 04:13 PM
    John, you don't know it, but you do need a VFD and you will soon see the light after moving the belts around on the BP a few times. Once you do,...
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    01-17-2017, 02:07 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Dropped another clanger ! in General
    Belt flutter is often caused by mechanical resonance excited by the particular belt speed, unsupported length, and tension. In other words it acts...
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    01-17-2017, 01:29 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Quick Change Tool Holder in General
    I have had a Dorian BXA for about 25 yrs. Phase II holders work perfectly. The ones I have are well made, nicely finished, hardened, and have...
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    01-16-2017, 01:17 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Using Woods Metal in General
    In my experience, if the fill metal does not grip the inside of the tube, it will break when bending and slide leaving an open space which will...
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    01-16-2017, 01:04 PM
    IMHO, the primo set-up is a V-belt drive lathe with a 3-phase motor powered by a VFD and has a QC box for feeding/threading. The V-belt drive is...
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    01-11-2017, 02:29 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Re-bluing in Gunsmithing
    I use to use 50-50 HCl/water dip to strip a lot of blued and lightly rusted guns and gun parts. I never had a problem with flash rust afterwards...
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    01-04-2017, 01:00 PM
    I use these for general purpose tapping. The pair covers #6 to 1/2". With a 3/8" square to 1/4" hex adapter they will work in any drill chuck or...
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