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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 04:10 PM
    Boaz replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Still a good report . Thank you GOD !
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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 12:27 PM
    I'll take this!
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    Today, 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...
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    Today, 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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    Today, 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....
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    Today, 05:21 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    2 Cornicles 29 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/2Chr.29 Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah....
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    Today, 05:11 AM
    Nice My Brother 3D printed me some plastic bullets They shot pretty well at 600 FPS But he had to try for 900 FPS in his 9mm and that didn't work LOL John
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  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    MP Molds are leaded brass so you will produce Lead Acetate even with a new mold. Nonsense! MP Brass Molds are perfectly stable even slightly above operating temperature. If the alloy is really stuck, heat until the alloy is soft and wipe it...
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    I am turning zinc into ingots to sell to the scrap yard. They XRF them and I drill one in front of them to xrf the shavings from the middle. When I have 50 pounds I take it in.
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I ran into that when I parked in a handicap spot at Walmart. This rather young woman screamed at me to get out of HER parking spot. I asked if she had handicap tags... nope, no mirror tag either. I have the mirror tag. Sure I walk okay going into...
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    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    George is on the prowl again. How can one man cause so many security system failures? Can it be the magic keys?
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Married 52 yr to the best gal I ever knew, with 2 children and 4 grand childres. Retired 7/07
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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