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    If you use a powered buffing wheel you will...

    If you use a powered buffing wheel you will soften the edges of your etched details to some degree. Using a flat surface like a piece of glass or chunk of granite counter top with increasingly finer...
  2. I also would like to see pictures of the hammers!

    I also would like to see pictures of the hammers!
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    Years ago, I came across a Starrett power hack...

    Years ago, I came across a Starrett power hack saw at a welding shop that was going out of business. I think it was selling for $200 and I didn't have the cash with me but said I would buy it and...
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    Considering the shape(s) I would have to make,...

    Considering the shape(s) I would have to make, steel rule dies may be the best method. Scissors are definitely out and bandsaw would be to slow. Interesting that steel rule dies are "self...
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    I don't know why I didn't think of that - I use...

    I don't know why I didn't think of that - I use youtube for lots of stuff! I guess the folks here came to mind first:-)
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    How are Scotch Brite pads cut?

    I have an idea for a tool that would use scotch brite type pads in a particular shape. I wonder how they are cut in production as I would think any shearing type tool would get dull quickly. Could...
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    Thanks for that information. Helps to make a...

    Thanks for that information. Helps to make a decision.
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    Lincoln V205T welder

    I have been offered a Lincoln V205T welder that trips the breaker when it gets plugged in. I am thinking this could be a serious short in the power switch or somewhere before the boards but really...
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    This trap looks effective; YouTube...

    This trap looks effective;

    YouTube

    A friend had a nasty squirrel problem. His house is surrounded by shag bark hickory trees and they were able to jump on his roof and chew through the eves...
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    I have been silver brazing or soldering since...

    I have been silver brazing or soldering since 1975 or so and recently commented on another thread on this forum regarding silver brazing. I typically use oxy acetylene but have also used straight...
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    As mentioned already, cut a piece of solder from...

    As mentioned already, cut a piece of solder from your wire and place it with the flux on the spot to fill. Apply heat around the repair area and not directly on it. When the part reaches the...
  12. When I worked in the focused ion beam business,...

    When I worked in the focused ion beam business, we did tests of cleaning solutions to determine which cleaner would do the best job without leaving any residue. Mr. Clean was the winner. Any...
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    D.E. Whiton Four Jaw Chuck help

    So while shopping at my favorite place, the local scrap yard, I came across this ancient four jaw chuck. It is marked The D.E. Whiton Machine Co. , New London Conn. U.S.A. Patented Sep 13, 1887. ...
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    Excellent info - thanks! I typically boil them...

    Excellent info - thanks!

    I typically boil them in water post brazing to dissolve the flux but I need something to remove the oxide layer. So a pickle bath is next, some polishing with rouge and...
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    Stainless Steel Pickling ?

    I have recently silver brazed some delicate assemblies of 316 stainless and hypodermic tubing. In the past I have pickled similar brazements in stuff called Sparex which is a common jewelers...
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    I did watch some yt videos made by a guy who was...

    I did watch some yt videos made by a guy who was known for his .50BMG rifles but can't think of his name right now. He was buying rifling buttons on ebay from both China and Europe and was...
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    I have decided against modifying the bolt face...

    I have decided against modifying the bolt face since the bolt is chrome plated - I would have grind through that first. I like the idea of tape to check headspace too. I have done something similar...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I soldered a...

    Thanks for all the suggestions!
    I soldered a piece of spring steel to the rear of the fp and then cleaned it all up with a grinder and the flex shaft. I took it to the range yesterday morning and...
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    SB parts sold.

    SB parts sold.
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    As noted in my original post, a vareity of ammo. ...

    As noted in my original post, a vareity of ammo. Last time out was CCI minimags and before that some Remington stuff (not the cheap stuff either). Time before that I am not sure exactly what brands...
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    Thanks for all the comments! GGaskill, I hadn't...

    Thanks for all the comments!
    GGaskill, I hadn't examined the fired cases actually. I'll try it again and be careful to collect the empties.
    UncleFrank, I had though about a headspace issue and had...
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    If it were me me working on this, I would drive...

    If it were me me working on this, I would drive that small pin out that is visible in your 3rd picture. I believe the mag tube will slide out then.
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    No, I have not called Weatherby. I did once call...

    No, I have not called Weatherby. I did once call Ruger to ask them a question about one of their firearms and they will not give any advise whatsoever on working on any of their firearms. I suspect...
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    Weatherby .22 Light Strike Problem

    Hopefully somebody can help me with this. The rifle is one of the Japanese made Mark XXII (??) semi autos(it's at the shop now and I forget the actual model name/number) that is box magazine fed. ...
  25. Triumph, if your friends are worried about...

    Triumph, if your friends are worried about getting involved in an ATF sting, then they do not know the laws. Do I happen to know a gunsmith? I work in a shop that has an 07 manufacturers license so...
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