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  • Tin Falcon
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    On line metals

    Regoss:
    On-line metals does custom cuts no cuttiing charge you can get 1/2 in ID x 1" OD bearing bronze for $ 3.40 for a one inch piece. Plus shipping.
    http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant...owunits=inches
    Regards
    Tin

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  • regoss
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    Good grief. I finished all parts except the taper in the block and the plug. I come in to see if anyone had replied and heartache, nothing but heartache.
    Thanks Evan.

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  • Evan
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    Stainless steel galls worse than most alloys. Not a good choice. You would be better off to simply use steel on steel.

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  • regoss
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    Galling is bad

    Thinking about making the tool post in the May/June HSM as it's footprint is
    considerably smaller than my Phase II. I would be using 1018 for the body as that is all I have. My concern is the tapered plug which calls for CI or bronze to prevent galling. I have neither. I do have an abundant supply of stainless the type of which is Snipe's junk yard filable (303 or 304 most likely). Would the stainless suffice for the plug? Any thoughts? Thanks
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