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    Today, 05:40 PM only takes 2 people to REEEEEEEEELY want something at an auction. I hate auctions. Never participate at all. Avoid them like the China Virus! That $750 price range was VERY good, if it was not totally worn out. Lathes...
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    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Excellent lathe. But will go for MUCH MUCH more than that at the end!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want it, be on-line and snipe the price during the LAST 6 seconds to get it. That is the only way to win things on evilbay or other thiefdom auction sites. I...
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    Your question is easily answered with a quick change metal lathe........just set the 2 levers to the correct TPI and cut away!!!!! Not dies or taps needed. That’s why I have one. Any thread imaginable to man is easily done. Banger
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread beeswax in Boolit Lube !
    Simply do a search on here!
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    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    Mabe a 10 cav Al mold. But out of Fe or Brass??????????????????????????:veryconfu And the length would be prohibitive for anyone running a Lee 4-20. Unless you went in from the side.....VERY clumsy.....not of interest to me. People complain on...
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread silver solder. in Cast Boolits
    You have to use OLD dimes.......not new ones! New ones are sandwiched with carp. 1964 or older should get you there, as they are 90% Ag. But you will rarely ever find those in circulation today! So you will have to dip deep into your old coin...
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    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    I just use a swimming pool leaf net (the wide horizontal kind) mounted on a modified tripod stand (old music stand) and adjust distance/height to catch any cal of semi-auto brass throwing. Catches 98+% of them in the net! I add a few # of Pb...
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    10-20-2020, 02:43 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Prayers For Rush in Our Chapel
    He is on my nightly list. banger
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    10-20-2020, 02:42 PM
    I don't know why everybody starting out casting/hand loading begins with 9mm :confused: of the hardest cals to load for with cast. Start with your 38SP first. Get that one down good and then move into the 9mm. 45ACP is not that...
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    10-19-2020, 01:11 PM
    Does it say "Preisner Pewter" on the bottom? If not, it may be 6061 aluminum! I don't think they made Al ware but for cost points they may have made some in recent years. There is a series "2061" pewter. And other "20xx" series items around. ...
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    10-19-2020, 12:19 AM
    You will have to use PINE WOOD as a flux anyway!!!!!!! Why separate anything???????? Just leave it in there and let it burn and carbonize. You will probably have to add more WOOD to the re-melt to clean all the gunk out. Just let it melt. You...
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    10-18-2020, 02:04 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Add tin? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Sn reduces the surface tension of the mix. That is why you "see finer grain" details. And why they use higher % of Sn in the old lino alloys - to get the letter details.
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    10-18-2020, 02:01 PM
    I found when mixing powders you cannot rely on the "color wheel of primary colors" at all, especially with metallic powders and primary colors! You get what you get. I have found some very unique mixes over time. most are not very repeatable.
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    10-17-2020, 11:25 PM
    A bath in acetone for a few hours will dissolve the glue. Extra step, but if you not want to put all that hydrocarbon garbage in the atmosphere, use acetone (or lacquer thinner)
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    10-17-2020, 02:11 PM
    Keep the handles, the rods (columns) and screws and throw the rest in the dumpster. Not much there I can see worth fixing up. People will buy darned near anything these daze....try evilbay.
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    10-17-2020, 11:31 AM
    Keep it! Don't melt it down for silly little boolits. Worth much more in it's excellent condition. Sell it on EvilBay and buy pure Sn on here.
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    10-17-2020, 11:27 AM
    And I stress SMALL..........VERY TINY parts. There are 2 Unimat 3 designs. which one are you looking at? This is a very old version of Sherline's products. I have 2 of them. Very similar to a...
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    10-16-2020, 06:26 PM
    Check with a local plant nursery for the special nutrient powder used on starting stuff like this.You have to put it ON the bottom open end of the tree. We used it on some trees started from sprigs back in Michigan and they did grow. I have heard...
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    10-16-2020, 02:39 PM
    Do a Google search "do apple trees grow from cuttings" and you will get tons (37 million hits!) of info.
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    10-15-2020, 02:21 PM
    WOW! That is quite a process. You must be using single cavity molds? I only own ONE single cavity Fe SAECO mold. And never ever any more. When I cast, I drop 4/5/6 boolits at at time (every 12-14 seconds) from the many multi-cacity molds I...
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    10-14-2020, 05:19 PM
    I have found that preheating my molds to FULL CASTING TEMP (not just warming on the side of the pot like I & many used to do) with an electric hotplate gets me an extremely high % of keepers. Usually the 1st drop is almost perfect, but there are...
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    10-13-2020, 06:31 PM
    Most on here have had great success with heavy BLACK ASBB's, no the multi colored light weight ones. The black ones from my several years of experimenting produce more static due to the type of HARD BLACK plastic used. In Comifornia, they have...
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    10-13-2020, 01:28 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Outer Coating in Casting Equipment
    They could also be black oxide nitride finished.......a process that puts a nice black finish on steel......using heat, a vacuum furnace and disassociated ammonia gas ( to get the N2 out of it). Many inexpensive drill makers use that for the finish...
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    10-12-2020, 07:23 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Zinc question??? in Cast Boolits
    That is "SACRIFICIAL ANODES" and yes pure Zn is used in several commercial applications to prevent corrosion in industrial HVAC and other systems. Your best bet is to take it to a local scrap recycler and sell it for whatever you can get. You will...
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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