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    04-15-2019, 02:58 AM
    markx replied to a thread Oldie mike in General
    Misinformation in previous post.....I did not remember correctly :P Hexanite-r or composite-10 as it is also known is a mix of two different...
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    04-14-2019, 04:17 PM
    markx replied to a thread Oldie mike in General
    If I remember correctly the “hexanite” variety was a mix of cbn and TiC.....softer than pure cbn,but works more reliably at interupted cuts because...
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    04-12-2019, 02:04 AM
    markx replied to a thread Oldie mike in General
    Haa....never heard that one before! :D
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    04-11-2019, 07:26 PM
    markx replied to a thread Oldie mike in General
    Ya....it zeroes quite perfectly after cleaning, oiling and adjusting the tension on the main threads. Also it now reads the length bar correctly and...
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    04-11-2019, 02:18 PM
    markx replied to a thread Oldie mike in General
    It was off by about the same amount when zeroed. But.....I ripped it all apart for cleaning and oiling. And there is an adjustment nut inside on the...
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    04-11-2019, 02:13 PM
    markx added 15 photo(s) to album Tap making
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    04-11-2019, 12:29 PM
    markx started a thread Oldie mike in General
    Found an olden time micrometer at a local online auction....10 bucks. Nothing fancy, but I really like it. Full set with original box and 25mm...
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    04-08-2019, 07:30 AM
    markx replied to a thread Quenching on Forged in Fire. in General
    Magnetic treatments are also used to toughen some varieties of military armor steels. It is a scientifically proven method that has measurable effect...
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    04-05-2019, 04:38 AM
    markx replied to a thread Unconventional tap making in General
    I also tried pack carburizing with stainless steel.....that one yielded very interesting results. The victim in that case was a mystery stainless...
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    04-05-2019, 04:12 AM
    markx replied to a thread Unconventional tap making in General
    I know.....I also expected the case depth to be fractions of a millimeter as per most literature references, but for some reason it really seems to...
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    04-04-2019, 03:59 AM
    In my practice the breathing systems and filters are kind of restricting and really make precision work uncomfortable, at least for me. Stacking...
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    04-03-2019, 07:00 AM
    markx replied to a thread Stainless bolt in aluminum? in General
    Perhaps the following link shall provide some information on the principles of choosing compatible materials to prevent risk of galvanic corrosion: ...
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    04-03-2019, 05:20 AM
    markx replied to a thread Unconventional tap making in General
    There are specific kilns available to supply an inert or active gas environment into the heating chamber. My kiln is not of such type, but one can...
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    04-02-2019, 04:38 AM
    I'm not a medical doctor by any means of measure, nor a professional welder....so just my two cents worth of opinion :) I would reason that fumes...
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    04-02-2019, 04:02 AM
    markx replied to a thread Unconventional tap making in General
    This effect does appear if one heats up the parts in an oxygen rich environment (oxy acetylene torch that has an excess of O2 supplied to the flame...
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    04-02-2019, 03:09 AM
    markx replied to a thread Unconventional tap making in General
    With only a carbon source present in the pack composition the process of enrichment is woefully slow, even at higher temperatures in excess of 900C....
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