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    I run a 70ís vintage Indian import 3hp 240 3...

    I run a 70ís vintage Indian import 3hp 240 3 phase lathe with some kind of import boat anchor motor on a Teco VFD 240 single phase input. I run it as low as 15 hertz when running a reamer. Iíve had...
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    Thanks for that and not ribbing me for the old...

    Thanks for that and not ribbing me for the old .30 Super. I love that old cartridge but I had no idea when I embarked on this adventure how pricy the brass has become. I tried the Hornady with not...
  3. A suggestion for dealing with hobby machinist posts

    Itís the same with old welders. Just as apt to throw a project at you as not. I think itís all in the smoke they breathe. Same with machinists. [emoji1]

    If you can work your way into their...
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    A little sight project

    I hope this is OK to post here and not offend the professionals. If so please remove.

    I really like the little Rossi R92 lever guns. They have that goofy ďHillaryĒ safety on the top of the...
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    Yes, you can use the same alodine dip many times....

    Yes, you can use the same alodine dip many times.

    Hereís a link to an acid etch product Iím familiar with. Thereís sure to be others:

    BONDERITE C-IC 33 AERO (FORMERLY ALUMIPREP 33) |...
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    One thought might be scotch brite, acid etch,...

    One thought might be scotch brite, acid etch, rinse with water, then soak in alodine for 5 minutes, rinse. Youíll get a light gold color. 6061 doesnít take it as well as other alloys though.
  7. Iíve gotten plenty of polite help here. If a...

    Iíve gotten plenty of polite help here. If a person doesnít like the question, itís not a requirement that they reply.

    I have a sign in my aircraft hangar:

    ďThe Titanic was built by...
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    Mostly just the challenge. Hobby guy not in...

    Mostly just the challenge. Hobby guy not in production setting.
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    I would like to be able to get small enough for a...

    I would like to be able to get small enough for a 8-40 screw for one application. .250 for another.
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    Boring Bar Question

    Excellent, very helpful. Thank you.

    Iím not knowledgeable about insert tooling. Iíve got a few I seem to get along with but just out of sheer luck.

    If a guy was looking at boring barrel...
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    Boring Bar Question

    What is preferred for a small diameter solid carbide boring bar that has some reach to it? I see various models by Kyocera but there are so many choices that my head starts swimming. They all seem...
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    Polled a couple of other friends and the Snap On...

    Polled a couple of other friends and the Snap On S6106K came up again.
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    Thanks. Wow, Iíve been lucky I guess, but Iíve...

    Thanks. Wow, Iíve been lucky I guess, but Iíve just never had any of that in terms of interference or not reaching the hex with Champ or ATS. Iíve never had an oddball engine though. Itís been...
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    Not a professional A&P/IA. Iíve used both the...

    Not a professional A&P/IA.

    Iíve used both the ATS and Champion magnetic spark plug sockets for 30 years of aircraft ownership and maintenance. Iíve never dropped a plug that was the fault of the...
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    Winchester 70 Classic

    I donít want to get stomped on for this because I might have a hard time expressing it understandably. But here goes.

    I have a Model 70 Classic I built up. I bought the action and held on to...
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    Chambering barrel

    Thanks for the link and I certainly do appreciate the condescending chuckle[emoji6]. I saved that and printed it several years and barrels ago. Lots of good stuff. Please keep the helpful tips...
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    Chambering barrel

    Hmmm...OK. Donít you still have to cut the tenon diameter and thread a Proof? Guess Iíd better try one. Itís carbon wrapped in the middle with steel showing on both ends, yes? I fail to see why...
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    Run the steady on the barrel tenon. Itís still...

    Run the steady on the barrel tenon. Itís still steel, yes?
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    China. Acquaintance of mine is a welder on the...

    China. Acquaintance of mine is a welder on the slope. Has a Chinese bride who is an administrator at a high school in Beijing. They begin vocational training at 14 years old in a modern machine...
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    Yes. Waxy. If you need more of a product that...

    Yes. Waxy. If you need more of a product that penetrates and protects, try ACF-50.
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    If youíre testing a bunch of 5/8 brakes or other...

    If youíre testing a bunch of 5/8 brakes or other muzzle devices then why not. But if itís a dedicated brake I think FredC has the right approach.
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    Iíve found this to be the case as well. ...

    Iíve found this to be the case as well. Somewhere along the line I read that using the compound for threading became standard in a production setting as a means to control costs on cutting tool...
  23. Thread: Reamer problem

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    Iíve had the same extraction symptoms with PTG...

    Iíve had the same extraction symptoms with PTG 7-08. It is undersized. I had to send it to Manson after a PTG rework to get it figured out. He couldnít fix it but he did find the problem. PTG has...
  24. Request for help - using a VFD to generate 3 phase power for a Mori Seiki MS-1250

    I am running a 3hp 240 3 phase lathe with a Teco FM50. Input is 240 single phase. Hobby shop, not a production - type setting. It has done nothing but work, very impressed with it. Itís an old...
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    That sounds like a fun project. Thanks for the...

    That sounds like a fun project. Thanks for the reply.
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