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  • jmort's Avatar
    Today, 11:37 AM
    Pro Melt 2 is less expensive and comes with a PID to boot. I will keep my original Pro Melt. Made in USA.
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Youknow what ? in Our Chapel
    Well heck ! I'm not exactly talking about pistol whippin myself over the time when I was six years old and went down the street playing with Jackie Henry in his yard . His dad had been digging postholes to put up a fence and I decided to see if I...
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    I am #6 on the hp list. Would like to change to 8 cavity gas check solid Thank You
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    Today, 09:02 AM
    I am # 9 on the HP list. Would like to change to six cavity .452 solid gas check middle earth sales and service at gmail . Com Thanks
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    For their safety, keep your pets out of any area where there might be metal chips on the floor. I don't let Timber in the shop. If you have a good sized air compressor, consider a spray mister. On the mill, I prefer them to using flood coolant.
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    Today, 07:04 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread 2 chronicles 30 in Our Chapel
    Very good ! You pulled that from the morning reading ! Certainly stands alone in many ways doesn't it Ronnie . Thank you !
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    Today, 05:20 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    2 Cornicles 30 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/2Chr.30 Hezekiah sent word to all Israel and Judah and also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, inviting them to come to the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem and...
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    While there are instances where you don't want to use a cutting oil (cast iron is one that comes to mind). For most machining, a cutting oil or fluid will reduce vibration, produce a better finish and extend the life of your cutters. For many...
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  • Crusty Deary Ol'Coot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    Doubleg, The only issue I see at this point is that the LFN (Long Flat Nose) bullet may be overly long for the magazine. Have your tried it? I took two white tails last Fall with a 280gr Wide Flat Nose fired from my 77/44 at 1750fps. Both...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    725 was kind enough to offer up some 6.5x55 brass. I have looked high and low for some neat brass I knew I had, but it is apparently lost in the reorganization! So instead, I have some casting metal which I can find! It will be a drawing to...
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    I am saving zinc now and turning it into ingots. I can make fishing weights for the local river rats or I can sell the ingots at the scrapyard for $0.90/lb (they XRF them and I bring a drill and core several to test inside purity for them). iInce I...
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Mystery ingot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Depends on use, if it is form telephone cable use it is pretty high tin https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/j.1538-7305.1940.tb00829.x
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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    Like most strikes hidden damage is starting to appear. My bedside shortwave clock radio turned on with a hum, then a loud pop and that nasty smell of fried capacitor. Microwave control board bit it but not much loss, most of the control pad was...
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    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Love the hole in the wall places. Local bar serves burgers, some of the best onion rings around(fresh made), fried shrimp, fried chicken(both from frozen but on nights I am not up to cooking it tastes fine..), and an order of fries is enough for 3...
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    smokeywolf replied to a thread Is it time in Our Town
    Put a 10% federal tax on the 26.1 billion American dollars that individuals in the U.S. send to Mexico in wire transfers each year. Think 10% is too much? Sales tax in the city of Los Angeles is real close to that. Yep! Belongs in The Pit.
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    You can't mill in a drill press. Drill press quills and spindles are not designed to take side loads and I don't know of any drill presses that have collet type tool holders that will hold an end mill or milling cutter securely. Milling should not...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Still a good report . Thank you GOD !
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    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    Boaz started a thread Youknow what ? in Our Chapel
    There's times I like to just sit and think . Manys the time I think of sad things or maybe things I could have changed till I realize I'm not the one deciding any of that . Yea ...there are things I'd change but that time came and went . I'd like to...
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    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    While it hasn't been in use as a center-point lube since I think the early half of the 20th century, I think I still have a small can of "white lead" somewhere in the shop. How's that for going back in time?
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    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    I'd do some thorough checking, as I recall reading something about Kali's DOJ ignoring federal definitions and assigning their own to black powder "firearms". I suspect they're looking forward to the day that "firearms" will be confiscated. They...
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    A live center is multi ball bearings designed for severe service in the tailstock of a lathe. I even use a carbide-tipped (not live) lathe dead center with straight shank for starting taps. If the tip (point) of the center spins, it's a "live...
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    jmort replied to a thread Prayer asked for father in Our Chapel
    Praying for your father and all concerned
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Prayer asked for father in Our Chapel
    Lord provide the healing needed for Jniedbalski's father . Give him healing and strength to help him through to complete recovery . Be close to all that love him and provide comfort . Thank you for all you do for him and his family . Amen
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    What merlin101 said. Same, no difference. No grooves, TL/micro grooves, lube grooves all powder coat just fine. Don't worry about it.
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    I'll take this!
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  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 AM
    Back in the Dark Ages before Accurate, MP Molds, NOE and the rest an American entrepreneur tried to make brass molds and they warped due to poor quality brass. The venture died but the rumor persists. Of course you should try toothpicks first but...
    12 replies | 243 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    After taking the screens off 3 windows to discourage squirrels from my bird feeder this Spring, one learned to play acrobat and do a flip under the gutter and land on the feeder. It's so comical, I just fill the feeder half way and enjoy his...
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    The little spring-loaded tap guides are handy. I have one and will use it when I only have 1 or 2 holes to tap and run-out isn't that critical. If close tolerances on concentricity/run-out need to be maintained, I do it like bangerjim describes....
    50 replies | 1204 view(s)
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Married 52 yr to the best gal I ever knew, with 2 children and 4 grand childres. Retired 7/07
Piedmont (Conover) NC
Gold prospecting , Gem Cutting, Casting, Reloading, SHOOTING
39.5 yr as a Pattern, and mold maker for a plastics mfg, that was killed by the China imports..


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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