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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 11:44 AM
    At work when we need tamper proof adjustment screws we would drill and press a pin in the allen socket we had a standard set up for each size. the toolmakers had a seo if allen wrenches made up with the holes drilled in them to set over the pins. ...
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    Today, 11:29 AM
    A cherry is a cutter made to cut the bullets form. Basically you cut the bullet in a stem flute and harden then sharpen. It is set centered in a double acting vise ( both jaws move). the mill is started and the jaws with the blocks in them are...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Worked some on the Morse Taper wall mounted index its about ready to fit together, In the recent tooling Going thru it today found a nearly finished 10" sine bar. A B&E sine plate 5". a bunch of the old starret last word indicators. Also a...
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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    I prefer brass over aluminum then steel as mould materials go. Brass seems to heat more evenly and hold it better. I have 5 old west brass moulds by Bernie Rowels and they are great moulds. Handled like a precision tool should they last forever. My...
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    One thing to put this in perspective is In NRA high power the 2 slow fire stages are mandatory single loaded. 200 yd off hand and 600 yd prone. This is both match rifle and service rifle. Its not a big thing. En block clips are even made to single...
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    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    country gent replied to a thread learned a thing in Our Town
    On setting a scale, electronic or beam the first thing weighed is a stack up of check weights to verify setting and scales zero/accuracy. I to have made mistakes setting the scale also. Always verify what you have selected and then re-verify...
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    09-17-2020, 10:05 PM
    Horseback or ATV a scabbard fir the added protection. The rifle is better protected and isnt going to catch on things going under or by them. on foot a sling is better and faster. Also you arnt moving as fast and can stop quicker if it snags. As to...
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    09-17-2020, 09:47 PM
    I added a twist to my cooked apples. I split and core the apples a little butter cinamon and sugar. I then fire the smoker up and get it going with apple wood chips. apple cider in the water pot and smoke at around 200* until tender, Honey can be...
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    09-17-2020, 09:35 PM
    I use imperial die wax ( now Redding). When I was shooting NRA high power seriously. I went through several thousand 308 223 and 243s a year. I loafed the years ammo ahead in January / February. I bought a tight knapped large bath towel and...
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    09-17-2020, 06:49 PM
    Fouling isnt the real issue its "managing" it. on a humid day its easier than a dry day. As long as it stays soft and moist then its better once it get crusty hard then it becomes a problem A good lube with crisco oil mix a bullet that carries...
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    09-17-2020, 12:08 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Building a Garage in Our Town
    I had a small low garage when I bought my place. trucks suvs tractors wouldnt fit and the low ceiling would allow handling long lumber easily. The original garage was 24 X 32 x 8 to the ceiling. The new building is 40 x 50 x 10'2" to bottom of...
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    09-17-2020, 11:44 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I have a die cart that is a god send to me and helpers. Its table raises from 11" to 35" and rolls easily. It has a 1000 lb rating ( my son moved the new bench at 500 lbs by himself with it) makes moving chucks, vises, and heavy tooling a lot...
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    09-16-2020, 12:02 PM
    When intricate lay outs were more common it use to be thought funny to at some point put an ounce or 2 of solvent in the air line the guy was using. when he blew the piece off it erased all his work. Ive done layout for gauges that were 5-6 hours of...
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    09-16-2020, 11:56 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I also like "big Iron" but to give a fair price for those chunks to just have sitting here ( along with the pain of moving them when needed) wasnt worth it. The rest was really small chunks in the 2-3" length range so again limited use. Also I was...
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    09-16-2020, 11:24 AM
    I currently have 3 lathes here the little harbor freight 7 x 12. A clausing style 12 x 40. And a Nardinni 14/18 x 40. These are all good machines and have their uses. The little HF is great for screw heads and polishing also re working case...
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    09-15-2020, 10:41 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today me and a friend went back to where I bought the machines tooling and stock, was invited to look over what was left and found in hiding. Brought home a short bed pick up full of things. Wasnt going piece meal the small stuff cabinets with...
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    09-15-2020, 10:06 PM
    Maybe a bent wire off to the side and over to moulds where it van be seen easily to show alignment. This could be clamped to the base or one of the rods the end would provide side to side and the wire itself front to back. with the wire mounted down...
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    09-15-2020, 10:00 PM
    I have used several agents to color metals for lay out. I have used dykem the something laboratories, markers ( rubs off easily), Both red and blue. Dykem 109 for spotting in. The best were common cold blue, made a nice surface and lightly scribed...
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    09-15-2020, 09:43 PM
    My best bases are from nose pour moulds. They are very sharp and clean very flat with the sprue cut on the nose. Several thoughts on this are ( ive never powder coated 1) If sizing after coating is the added size creating an issue/ Or sizing...
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    09-15-2020, 08:33 PM
    If the lower anvil is loose it can be locktited in place if the spindle is the issue locktiting it will keep it from spinning moving. Inside the big thimble should be a take up ring that is used to take up play from use in the thread and the ratchet...
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    09-15-2020, 07:46 PM
    Measure the oal length for the bullet with a cleaning rod and tape. Insert cleaning rod into the muzzle with to the bolt face and put s wrap of tape there. Then insert bullet into chamber and hold with a wood dowel. A dowel the length of a case...
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    09-15-2020, 07:25 PM
    Heres how I load my BPCR rounds and work up the loading. Start with clean bass If you have brass fire formed even better Deprime by hand with punch or hand tool Reprime add power charge, will get into this more in depth below. insert wads...
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    09-15-2020, 08:40 AM
    One thing thats surprising is like a truck winning a large sum of cash or a welder, Getting a lathe you will be surprised how many new friends you have LOL
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    09-14-2020, 11:01 AM
    Most tool supplies will have it theres a better one we had at work something laboratories. I dried quicker and thinner coating. You can order it online from most supply places.
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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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Northwest Ohio
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Tool and die maker

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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