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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT stiriling engines in General
    You can get glass tube here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#glass-tubing/=1cgvfz3 I don't see the need to use such an unforgiving material. I made mine...
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    04-15-2018, 01:29 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Powdered Graphite 4 Jaw Lube ? in General
    My fav chuck lube is this: https://www.skygeek.com/molykote-g-n-metal-assembly-paste.html Does not gather dust and will not sling off when...
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    04-15-2018, 01:06 PM
    Why not this? https://www.amazon.com/air-compressor-oil/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aair%20compressor%20oil RWO
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    04-12-2018, 01:14 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Linseed oil, boiled over raw? in General
    Contrary to popular belief, linseed oil raw or boiled, wet or cured has little resistance to water vapor. Tung oil is far superior as a wood...
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    04-09-2018, 12:50 PM
    The piezo igniters don't work by squeezing the crystal. The finger pressure is compressing a hammer spring which then releases and drives the...
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    04-02-2018, 01:20 PM
    What you are seeing is fairly normal. I have never seen a perfectly straight barrel bore. I recently mounted a new Krieger 22 cal barrel blank in...
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    03-30-2018, 12:37 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Bestest lens repair? in General
    This page gives a lot of good crystal info: http://www.longislandindicator.com/p233.html RWO
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    03-24-2018, 01:06 PM
    +1 for nomorobo. It is a wonderful thing. Been on it for a couple of years. I rarely get any nuisance calls at all anymore. RWO
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    03-18-2018, 01:26 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Tips on Lacquering Brass in General
    Spraying lacquer in a humid atmosphere is problematic. The cooling effect of the solvent evaporation and the expansion of the air at the gun nozzle...
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    03-13-2018, 02:42 PM
    For a power supply, I used a big old variac core that had lost it's brush assembly. The winding was still good, so I made a secondary winding of...
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    03-13-2018, 02:05 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Some Type of Insert in General
    Go here: http://www.essentracomponents.com/wcsstore7.00.00.1079/ExtendedSitesCatalogAssetStore/images/Web%20Feed%20Documents/std.lang.all/1300326.pdf...
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    03-12-2018, 01:08 PM
    RWO replied to a thread FN Mauser in Gunsmithing
    It was made by one of the most famous arms manuf. in the world: Fabrique Nationale in Belgium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Herstal Most...
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    03-01-2018, 01:32 PM
    If you can tilt the mill spindle or the work piece to 45 deg., a regular end mill would work. If you can't tilt, a 90 deg drill mill will work. ...
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    02-25-2018, 01:31 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Bandsaw Blade Advice Please in General
    I have the same saw since 1997. My standard blade is 1/4", 14 TPI, bi-metal Lenox or Starrett. I leave the low-speed at 85 FPM, so hi-speed is...
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    02-24-2018, 01:33 PM
    Ebay is going to give you the widest exposure, especially if you will sell to overseas customers. Another possiblilty is...
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    02-23-2018, 12:57 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Steel selection advise in General
    Threading is not necessary. Loctite 638 or similar is your friend. http://www.loctite.co.uk/loctite-4087.htm?nodeid=8802627616769 RWO
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    02-15-2018, 02:40 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Powder solvent in Gunsmithing
    I have used this stuff for carbon removal with pretty good success:...
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    02-13-2018, 01:40 PM
    From what I have read Beretta used to soft solder the barrels to the monoblock , but now use a Loctite adhesive. Something like Loctite 638 along...
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    02-08-2018, 03:14 PM
    Two of my favorites: "Not Much of an Engineer" an autobiography of Sir Stanley Hooker. He worked at Rolls Royce from WWII thru 1967. His first...
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    02-07-2018, 12:58 PM
    My dad once had a black hard Arkansas bench stone ground flat by a machinist. He used a diamond wheel on the surface grinder. Afterwards the surface...
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    02-02-2018, 01:07 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Micrometers in General
    Long Island Indicator Service says Starrett does not make a good quality micrometer: http://www.longislandindicator.com/p29.html I have several...
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    02-01-2018, 01:00 PM
    A 2" belt needs 2 HP min. if you are going to run the belt at 6000 FPM. If a 2-pole motor at 60 Hz, this means a 6" dia. drive wheel for direct...
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    01-30-2018, 01:43 PM
    Tubal Cain ( Tom Walshaw) was a famous British model engineer and prolific author who died in 1998. His pen name has been appropriated by all manner...
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    01-29-2018, 01:27 PM
    The Houston warehouse group did a lot of things. Some helped, no doubt some of them didn't ( conveniently forgotten). I think the major...
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    01-28-2018, 01:10 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Homemade firearm in Gunsmithing
    Not necessarily. A friend had a 1911A1 Gov. Model brought back in a GI's duffle bag after WWII. The original owner filed off the serial number and...
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    01-23-2018, 01:43 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Nut cracker in General
    Check ebay. Must have 30 different designs new and old. My favorite is the Munsey NC-89. Self-adjusting for nut size. ...
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    01-21-2018, 01:05 PM
    Re-heat treating will be case hardening only which will not help the action strength. In fact, it is probably stronger now than when it was made due...
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    01-20-2018, 02:12 PM
    This engine: The Stirling Hot Air Engine, Thorn L. Mayes, Engines, HSM Vol. 02 No. 5 Sep-Oct 1983 p33 is easily built from bar stock. The power...
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