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    Today, 11:53 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Worth that much???? in Our Town
    E-bay is like any auction or sire 1 person interested it goes for bargain price 2 or more it becomes a contest and the same item sells for much more. Thats what makes auctions so desirable when moving a lot of things at once. The fliers are...
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    Today, 12:34 AM
    For a thin coat of flux dilute the flux in alcohol or acetone to a water consistency dip part of cores in and set on a cookie sheet to cure or drop in the cores. For the surface area of the core to jacket very little flux is needed. You may only...
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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    I have had 2 of the marriott callers swear at me when I asked them why they thought calls after 8 were appropriate, I wouldnt stay at a marriot hotel now for any reason. Ask to talk to their supervisor and you are hung up on. Go to web site and...
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    09-27-2020, 07:41 PM
    Where the stud buts against the cutter is on the sharp edges of the cutter vibration may have allowed the stud to seat a little deeper.
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    09-27-2020, 06:53 PM
    What may have happened is the pin ends finish wasn't up or square and as the hardened pin wire in to a match it shortened. The other that pops in my mind is the stud bears against the sharp edges of the cutter and while not rotating vibration may...
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    09-27-2020, 06:43 PM
    I would look for a small counter bore with removable pilots. turn a pilot to .218 or a nice fit about an inch long. Then by hand stone a radius on the corners of the counter bore. This will relive the sharp corner and strengthen the joint along...
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    09-27-2020, 11:49 AM
    Enjoying this post a lot. Wind is the great equalizer, Its interesting to watch the top shooters shooting in the wind their scores may drop 3-5 points while the newer shooters are down 15-20. The only way to learn to shoot in the wind is to do...
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    09-26-2020, 05:11 PM
    I use lyman BP 55 measure and it does a very good job for me. I wanted the Harrels BP converted measure but ended up with the lyman. I also use my Belding and Mulls for BP. Very good but 2 hand operation with them. Another way might be a...
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    09-26-2020, 12:11 PM
    One necessary Item in any shop whether metal wood or other is a emergency kit mounted out in the open where its easy to get to. Dosnt need to be a lot but it needs to be there. Bandages some ointment a roll of gauze coban tape a couple sanitary...
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    09-26-2020, 11:57 AM
    We used rice as a blast medium in the food industry Since it was edible and there it did a really good job cleaning equipment before overhauls.I tried it a couple times in vibratory polishers an while it worked and gave a glossy shine it also...
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    09-25-2020, 06:45 PM
    Thats a loaded question asking if a mini lathe can thread a barrel many things come into this equation. Spindle bore size barrel od bed length and barrel length. A 3: pistol barrel they will do a fine job in a skilled operators hands a heavy sharps...
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    09-25-2020, 05:52 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Creedmoore? in Cast Boolits
    I believe I read some where that there were an even number of Sharps and rolling blocks, mostly built to the purpose and 1 prototype Hepburn fired by Lewis Hepburn himself.
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    09-22-2020, 06:02 PM
    One of my favorites is Hello Before we start my time is $350.00 an hour billed to the nearest half hour if you wish to continue. Usually click after that Some will start in And I interrupt them with I need contact ingot for who you are representing...
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    09-21-2020, 12:30 PM
    Snap on is very good and the warranty is hard to beat. Mac and proto are very good also. A Lot of shops have these trucks stop once a week or month. So that helps offset the higher costs as they save you the time of shopping and the travel. ...
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    09-20-2020, 11:30 PM
    So it in the old style use mortise and tenon joints with wood dowels. No nails screws or bolts. A brace thru the legs with the tenon thru then a wedge to tighten this also allows to take up as the table ages A top made of 2 X 4s on edge with 2...
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    09-20-2020, 11:12 PM
    Try using a pencil lead to lube pins and holes. Pencils are graphite just lightly color the pins and holes. the graphite wont burn off and will be a dry lubricant on the pins.
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    09-20-2020, 10:08 PM
    When the neighbor had a devastating motor cycle accident his 80 acres of corn was harvested by neighbors I dont think any truck or wagons made 2 trips to the elevator. Field was done by noon. All they had to do was pick up the checks at the...
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    09-20-2020, 10:03 PM
    Most make the moulds off a bullet drawing. Blocks are pretty much a given. sprue plates and vent lines may vary from maker to maker. Your blocks need to be square and flat, the actual inside faces could be lapped to get a good match. vent lines...
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    09-20-2020, 11:17 AM
    Bigger wheel weights are easier than the small, more lead per clip. I pull most of the clips out when melted then flux with sawdust wax and skim repeat this 2-3 times. When I was doing this My pot held 350 lbs so a lot of clips and trash. Its not as...
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    09-20-2020, 10:37 AM
    country gent replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    If you go the rework and sod route find the telephone and power lines before. On an acre a rototiller would do over a few days But it will take some time to really break up all the sod cums and root balls, Working around trees shrubs and...
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    09-20-2020, 12:19 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Building a Garage in Our Town
    I used chemical anchors drill hole drop tube in add stud and spin for 56 secs to minute come back in an hour or so and set tight. Something interesting Ive read several places is they are still monitoring the concrete in Hoover dam as its still...
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    09-20-2020, 12:12 AM
    country gent replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    Some at Campbells would get a scrap paste board barrel and lid find centers in both cut holes for a piece of 2" pipe. seal aground bottom and pipe. fill with concrete and add top to center the pipe. let cure and then cut barrel off. a couple wood...
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    09-19-2020, 12:49 PM
    A down and dirty way is find a round pin that barely fits in close is better and a pad of tracing paper or cigarette papers, both these are roughly .001-.002 thick. now try 1 wrap adding wraps until snug and measure with your mikes or do the math if...
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    09-19-2020, 12:29 PM
    The drawback to the tinning is that you have to run the screw bolt in all the way with the wrench. It is slow when used.
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    09-19-2020, 12:22 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    A guy I worked with had a small self propelled roller that he ran a business rolling lawns with. In the spring He was really busy. When you roll the lawn you want it pretty wet so it will compact down then roll from 2-3 dierctions. first north...
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    09-19-2020, 11:54 AM
    Man is an extremely smart creature and can "adapt" to a lot to over come obstacles. Ine thing I have learned is you can do a lot even with poor health / disabilities you just have to think a little more to figure out how YOU can do it. One thing...
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check