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    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    About a year ago I bought a magnetic knife holder for the kitchen. It worked so well that I bought another to hold other often used utensils. Now I am thinking about getting a couple for my shop to hod tools that I use often. It could work for files...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Softening Alloy in Cast Boolits
    A lot of handgun boolits I think. The 22s are mostly shot at 50 meters. The lead there is softer, but there’s a lot less of it and it is harder to collect because of a different type of backstop.
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    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Softening Alloy in Cast Boolits
    I finally received real “Root Destroyer” 99% copper sulfate from the US. I am ready to do an experiment to see how it effects hardness of alloys. I plan to melt around ten pounds of my range scrap ingots in a Lee twenty pound bottom pour pot. I...
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    01-27-2022, 12:59 AM
    Did you ever consider fire lapping that bore?
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    01-26-2022, 03:31 PM
    I was really into Estes rocketry as a kid. The simple rocket motors were single stage with an explosive charge at the end to pop off the nose cone. Multi stage booster rocket engines would shoot flames from the top to ignite the bottom of the next...
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    01-25-2022, 01:37 AM
    I did the same sort of stuff I do during the week. That’s what happens when you are retired.
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    01-25-2022, 01:31 AM
    That’s what living is all about. Congratulations. You are inspiring.
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    01-25-2022, 01:20 AM
    I’ve always heard of telephone books soaked in water being used. Unfortunately, phone books are becoming rare items these days.
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    01-25-2022, 01:15 AM
    That’s interesting. It makes sense. I hope they are planning to sell BP to the public. Otherwise, that’s going to be a lot of rocket engines. I guess the fireworks industry would be a big market.
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    01-25-2022, 12:59 AM
    I always thought it was important for kids to grow up with bicycles. All the basic mechanical skills and concepts learned from maintaining one, would be an asset in life.
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    01-25-2022, 12:43 AM
    I have quite a few guns hanging on my walls and I try to shoot them all at least once a year. I never bought a gun I didn’t intended to shoot.
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    01-25-2022, 12:23 AM
    If you are not interested in changing the color, you can keep it as simple as a coat of wax.
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    01-25-2022, 12:17 AM
    Don’t forget the first time will take the most time. After you will become more organized and faster. You can certainly get something accomplished in two hours.
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    01-25-2022, 12:08 AM
    I’ve found that after soaking penetrating oil and waiting, an impact type screw remover works wonders. The type you hit with a hammer and the force keeps the blade in the slot and turns it at the same time.
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    01-24-2022, 12:22 AM
    I learn a lot of French words for things by looking through what’s for sale on the French Ebay site.
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    01-23-2022, 06:32 PM
    The surest way is with a reverse osmosis system. Probably more expensive than other other systems, but the surest. Sinking a well is a start, but you should still get it checked for dangerous chemicals.
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    01-23-2022, 06:22 PM
    I can dress up and do some as long as thereís not a lot of wind. In the summer I usually stop because my wrist gets tired. When it is cold, itís always my cold feet that force me to stop. I wish I still had a pair of bunny boots, even if just for...
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    01-23-2022, 06:20 PM
    I can dress up and do some as long as there’s not a lot of wind. In the summer I usually stop because my wrist gets tired. When it is cold, it’s always my cold feet that force me to stop. I wish I still had a pair of bunny boots, even if just for...
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    01-23-2022, 06:10 PM
    Don’t count on the names or numbers telling you how much of a change is safe. Always go to a reloading manual for you loads. If you just look at a powder burn rate table, you will see that generally the difference names and numbers don’t usually...
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    01-23-2022, 05:57 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread I'm addicted in Casting Equipment
    Great deal! It’s not hard to accumulate molds, at least not for me.
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    01-23-2022, 05:48 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Tough Start To 2022 in Our Town
    I’m sure a lot of us have been in similar positions. You just have to hang in there and if you’re not afraid to work hard, you’ll find something. It’s always darkest before the dawn. Tough times help us appreciate the good times.
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    01-23-2022, 05:41 PM
    I was taking the max dose of Celebrex for over 15 years. I stopped eating cereals including flour and I haven’t needed any anti inflammatory medicine for my joints for more than two years. Lost weight too.
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    01-22-2022, 04:45 PM
    I’ve bought a couple of dial type Mitutoyo used. One metric one in inches for under $50.each. That both work well. The only thing I don’t like I s that one has metric and inches on the scale and that drives me nuts. It’s the same for me with tape...
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    01-22-2022, 04:15 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Bullet removal in Vintage Ammo
    Is there a crimp and lube groove, or just one grove as it looks in the X-ray?
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    01-22-2022, 12:02 AM
    Have you slugged your bore? It important to know what finished diameter you need to aim for. This could effect the diameter of the boolit sizing die you get. There’s plenty of threads about slugging you bore if you use the search engine, if you...
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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