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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    country gent replied to a thread War time lathe in Our Town
    To this day every new ( industrial style) machine comes with a simple self addressed card to be sent in by the owner to the defense department so if in time of need it can be called up for service.
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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    One of mine got bumped coming off the line and bednt enough to cause issues. I called to buy a new threaded knob and was told it was a hard part to replace so I sent it back. Got it vack repaired 2 weeks later free of charge
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    07-05-2020, 10:18 PM
    I bought a very similar one branded by Cabellas in Dundee Michigan. ao years ago or so. Same color no markings
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    07-04-2020, 04:35 PM
    We had a small fixture made at work for grinding those knife edges when they were needed for gauges and tools. Set on one flat it allowed you to grind the 2 edges on that side and on the second side the second 2 edges and would keep them centered....
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    07-04-2020, 12:32 PM
    Just after we were married my wife got speeding ticket for 70 in a 55 on a country road. She came in and handed it to me I read it over and made the comment Wow documented proof the old car will still do 70. She had no sense of humor and I did get...
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    07-04-2020, 12:21 PM
    National Lead Company had plants in Toledo 2, Pottstown and one other. Grandfather and Dad worked for them in Toledo. They made Babbitt alloys and die cast die castings for industry. Made auto trim grills sporting equipment and kitchen tools. I...
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    07-03-2020, 12:12 PM
    Mule team laundry soap is borax. Borax is more a steel flux than lead or solder. Used a lot in making Damascus steel. Also is used in tanning hides. You want the appropriate flux for the material. For lead wood chips paraffin pretty much...
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    07-03-2020, 11:04 AM
    One thing to watch when buying diamond compounds is the concentration of the diamond. Lower concentrations wont cut as cleanly or evenly and much slower. I avoid valve grinding compounds by name as they arnt graded as finely as the true compounds...
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    07-02-2020, 09:47 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    Im hoping to make the "circle " in the morning Mom and Dads graves, great uncle Jims and Willards Grandma and Grandpas and last My wife's. Then come home spend the day with the Grand sons (7,5,and 2 ) and son and daughter with cold drinks and ice...
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    07-02-2020, 06:20 PM
    In the equipment I purchased were 2 of the old mity Mag magnetic bases. I like these smaller bases for most indicating work. Still strong and mechanically sound the plastic bodies had alot of chip burns and stains. I peeled this old coating off and...
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    07-02-2020, 06:01 PM
    Aluminum Oxide, Silicon carbide, diamond are meant for different materials and break down rates. .003 to remove from a mould is .0015 on a side. Normally lapping the initial application is used and as it breaks down becomes finer as it breaks down. ...
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    07-01-2020, 11:37 AM
    The block was broken by some reason, impact stress, heat deforming expanding it. There is now a knock and it may be from the distorted block putting something in a bind or out of alignment. Just glueing over it to seal may not do it. We had a...
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    06-29-2020, 03:02 PM
    Replacing the block will be big time consuming job and with new consumable parts bearings seals rings and other parts may be as expensive as the new motor. I would look for a lawn mower salvage yard and a good solid used motor. You do want to hear...
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    06-29-2020, 01:57 PM
    I have bought several trimmers over the years and made others. I do alot more rifle than handgun and trim as needed according to use and need. My easiest to use trimmer and also very accurate is one I made from a bench top drill press. reworked the...
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    06-29-2020, 12:24 PM
    A lot of the newer tractor weights are zinc. Early ones were cast iron or sometimes lead. We made some for one farm tractor from leads Had to re do then as the suitcase style opened when used, had to add in a steel frame to keep them from opening...
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    06-28-2020, 10:37 PM
    The raised metal on the dings ( this is what will destroy the seals very quickly) can be removed with careful use of a file or backed fine sand paper, If you want to get real energetic A very small polished ball peen can be used around the outside...
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    06-28-2020, 09:53 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Finished the first cycle last friday on issues. I seem to have better control and am standing easier now but I am betting its more mind than meds right now. Next cycle is next month
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    06-23-2020, 04:57 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Wayne I have air in the shop but the front wall is still open so not much there. Ive been drinking 40-80 ounces of water a day now to stay hydrated. Ine of the effects of this med is increased urination. Taken and when ingested into the nerves it...
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    06-23-2020, 11:14 AM
    Also a good chance at molten lead temps that it will leak do to expansion of the parts when up to 700*. Another ossue will be ots going to be lower to operate than the normal style valves. On big ingots wont be a big problem but smaller over fill...
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    06-22-2020, 07:48 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Took the first dose today at 3:00 so far so good no side effects so far. This med has to be separated by at least 3 hours before and after taking. SPent most of te day oitside too.
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    06-21-2020, 10:39 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    After the way the tecfaderra hit me Im just a little leery of the new med. I have the instructions down and will try it. Its a little hard to schedule since no other med can be taken 3 hours before or after. For me this means about 1:00 in the...
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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