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  • #76
    Originally posted by flathead4 View Post

    I have a 1966 SB9A that was has some wear but is by no means wore out. Both the compound and cross feed have about .010 play as read on the dials. I have mostly worked around it and always make sure to snug the compound or cross slide towards me before taking any cut that matters.
    Thanks for the data point, I really have nothing to compare it to and so I have no idea what to expect. Mine has about 025 of play in the dials on both. Interrupted cuts can be hairy sometimes, also doing hard stuff. Doing brass or mild steel is no problem.
    25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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    • #77
      Have a Colt Gold Cup N M, haven't shot it much due to ammo cost. Was on a online estate auction site(same one I bought my SB 9A on) and they had a RCBS .45 cal. 185grain bullet mold for sale. The next auction had a RCBS Rockchucker press. My Herter's super O press uses weird shell holders, was able to get the RCBS. Next auction had RCBS dies, labeled as ".43 ACP" dies, and won that bid. When and picked them up, turned out to be carbide 3_die set. All three items, including auction premium and sales tax, $155 bucks. Already have sizer die for luber/sizer, and lots of powder and brass. Feel a lot better shooting 8 cent rounds over 50 cent rounds.

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      • #78
        Bit late the party here, but I ordered myself 4 corny kegs (5 gallon) for a kegorator I built recently. I'd been waiting for them to go on sale, and I'd call $135 CAD off a good deal. I think that something like $20 US these days.

        A few brew nights should get these guys filled up pretty soon, and then I guess the party's at my place? Outdoors of course....
        Cayuga, Ontario, Canada

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        • #79
          Got a new Monte Carlo stock for my Winchester Model 12.
          I cut it off twice; it's still too short
          Oregon, USA

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          • #80
            got my work permit, ending 4 months of unemployment. That was a hell of a Christmas present!

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            • #81
              Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
              got my work permit, ending 4 months of unemployment. That was a hell of a Christmas present!
              Congratulations!

              -js
              There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

              Location: SF Bay Area

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              • #82
                Congrats Matt. That's great news!

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                  got my work permit, ending 4 months of unemployment. That was a hell of a Christmas present!
                  Excellent!

                  You are one of the good folks, so I am happy to see that.
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                  CNC machines only go through the motions

                  "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                  • #84
                    Bought myself a Turret America Corp Turreturn 1730 lathe. Birthday present will be a phase convertor so I can get it under power.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by gellfex View Post

                      Thanks. Maybe next one will be a current Mitutoyo. I do recall there's a huge problem with fake ones all over the market.
                      Several years ago Mitutoyo began etching a sort of QR-Code on all tools, I suspect that with todays technology any company that makes knock offs can do the same.
                      12" caliper.

                      Dial bore gauge.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by bradheiter View Post
                        Bought myself a Turret America Corp Turreturn 1730 lathe. Birthday present will be a phase convertor so I can get it under power.
                        VFD is a far better investment these days, even the cheap ones seem pretty dependable. I finally decommissioned my dynamic phase converter last year after getting a VFD on my last tool.
                        Location: Jersey City NJ USA

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                        • #87
                          thanks all, wouldn't wish what I went through on anyone. Just relieved that it's over.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                            got my work permit, ending 4 months of unemployment. That was a hell of a Christmas present!
                            Good news, Matt! best wishes for a better year 2021
                            I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                            Oregon, USA

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                            • #89
                              Got a christmas bonus from work, pretty sizeable one too.

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                              • #90
                                Santa showed up with his red trailer and delivered a backhoe...

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