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    10-16-2018, 02:54 PM
    Air tools are less efficient and take more setup and cleanup time. In our shop at work, we have air hose ports all over the shop, but the only thing...
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    10-09-2018, 01:15 PM
    I don't know of a use for the ballast, but the fixture itself will work with the direct-wire LED tubes with the ballast removed. I'm using Phillips...
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    10-08-2018, 12:02 PM
    Actually they are not. I've received several "low profile" gas blocks that were too tall to fit some of my railed handguards, which have a lot more...
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    10-05-2018, 11:58 AM
    I haven't modified a gas key, but it's a reasonable solution if your barrel is not extremely overgassed. Another solution at the gas block is to...
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    10-04-2018, 07:14 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread whats it worth? in General
    Location is everything for something like that. If this is the first one you've seen in S. Africa, how do you expect those of us who aren't in S....
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    10-03-2018, 12:36 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread what is it photo in General
    That's an interesting cradle, looks well made but I have no idea what it is. For posting pics - you almost got it, but that link needs Which...
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    10-02-2018, 07:40 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread what is it? in General
    sure thing, I sent you a pm with my email (I prefer not to post my email publicly).
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    10-02-2018, 04:16 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread what is it? in General
    Easiest way to post the photo is through a photo hosting site like Imgur. You'll have to sign up for a free account, but it only takes a minute or...
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    10-02-2018, 12:05 PM
    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds to me like that 2-S rod is described as general purpose, for any steel. If it is listed for killed,...
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    10-02-2018, 11:57 AM
    LOL, I'd forgotten how bad rust on cars was in the midwest from those salted roads. We find abandoned antique cars in the woods here with less rust...
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    09-26-2018, 01:28 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Nice work on those tools, they look good. The engraving is very nice, was that done on a CNC mill?
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    09-20-2018, 05:21 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    That's a good question which I don't have a solid answer for. The version I use is manganese phosphate, sold by Allegheny Arsenal for a pretty...
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    09-20-2018, 05:09 PM
    As fun as it is to experiment with home remedies and solutions for things like rust removal, I've defaulted to just using CLR (stands for Calcium...
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    09-19-2018, 07:58 PM
    I may be missing something, but it looks to me like those "comma shaped pieces" are flywheel weights that are pulled outwards by centrifugal force....
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    09-19-2018, 07:51 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    No, Parkerizing is simpler and does not involve such high heat or caustic chemicals or fumes; in my opinion it's much easier and I usually do it on...
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    09-19-2018, 07:44 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    Those look good. It may seem simple but I especially like the work on that punch in the middle of the pic, it looks very professional.
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    09-18-2018, 11:32 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread 80% lowers in Gunsmithing
    Honestly that was my reasoning for choosing polymer on the last one I did. Not sure I'll bother again, but for other reasons.
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    09-18-2018, 01:56 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread 80% lowers in Gunsmithing
    It's not an assumption Cal, or just scare warnings. If you shoot a lot, don't expect a bare aluminum receiver to last long. Ceracoat is certainly...
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    09-18-2018, 12:10 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread 80% lowers in Gunsmithing
    You're making the assumption that the softer bare aluminum will just wear like the anodized surface, forgetting about gouging or possible galling. ...
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    09-17-2018, 06:01 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread 80% lowers in Gunsmithing
    - Trigger pin holes - trigger safety hole - safety plunger hole - front and rear pivot pin holes - bolt catch slot - magazine catch slot - mag...
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    09-17-2018, 12:21 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread 80% lowers in Gunsmithing
    Sure, wear resistance varies with alloy, but I don't think an aluminum alloy exists that has the wear resistance of a hard anodized aluminum...
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    09-16-2018, 01:39 AM
    Yondering replied to a thread 80% lowers in Gunsmithing
    The problem with leaving the receivers in the white is the wear surfaces; the hard anodizing is an important part of making an aluminum receiver...
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    09-14-2018, 04:43 PM
    I always get a chuckle from people trying to pronounce acronyms as a word. How do you pronounce FBI or CIA?
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    09-04-2018, 12:10 PM
    Neither gun bluing or the scale from heat treating give you any real rust protection at all, especially gun bluing. Don't even bother with bluing if...
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    09-04-2018, 11:55 AM
    I think the idea and design are pretty neat, nice work. However, I'm curious how much you've tested these, specifically, how many install/remove...
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    08-28-2018, 12:37 PM
    This is a minor point but potentially important for the OP to understand: the drag on these lathes is more in the spindle bearings (because of...
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    08-27-2018, 04:22 PM
    The one common theme to all the WD40 problems I've seen are people spraying it on and leaving it, so there's a thick layer that dries up as shown...
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    08-17-2018, 06:56 PM
    I don't really get why you're calling that a spacer. It could be appropriately called an indexing fixture (like the description), a rotary table, or...
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    08-17-2018, 11:34 AM
    Your link is no good, just goes to the wttool.com main website. And what in the world is a "super spacer"? Are you talking about a dividing head?
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    08-16-2018, 07:29 PM
    unless it's a 3 phase motor, most single phase modern motors will just keep running in the same direction if that switch is reversed accidentally....
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