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  1. They should get some real world machining...

    They should get some real world machining experience, so that they understand that you cant spec a hole in a place that you cant be reached with a drill, machine spindle and chuck need to be taken...
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    The old books recommended kerosene for aluminum....

    The old books recommended kerosene for aluminum. WD-40 is very similar in its makeup. I have used it for aluminum for over 40 years.
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    If the muzzle is accessible I use a piece of...

    If the muzzle is accessible I use a piece of rubber hose and a hose clamp, with an adapter to the swivel coupling. Lots of info on the Gunsmithing forum. As the last operation on a barrel is usually...
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    Document Camera for detail work

    I saw a document camera used for a class on firearms repair. It allowed everyone to see on the screen what the instructor was pointing out in detail. I thought that this might be very useful for my...
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    We have a couple of Techsouth PowerPoint...

    We have a couple of Techsouth PowerPoint grinders. Seem to work well.
  6. I have Speedy's drawings for bolt fixture. Tried...

    I have Speedy's drawings for bolt fixture. Tried to post, but it is in PDF format. I can email it.
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    I would recommend Babin also. You can have them...

    I would recommend Babin also. You can have them do the servo threading upgrade before shipping. This gives you a greater range of threads, including metric and multi start, than the standard HLV...
  8. I keep a nail clipper in my pocket. Works for...

    I keep a nail clipper in my pocket. Works for most of them, just use the corner. Also good for the torn finger nails we get.
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    A good hearing aid will also give tone that helps...

    A good hearing aid will also give tone that helps tune out the tinnitus ear ringing.
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    I have Starkey. If your ear canal is large...

    I have Starkey. If your ear canal is large enough, you want the open tips. That will stop the tunnel sound.
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    The old gun was a converted Crossman CO2 BB gun,...

    The old gun was a converted Crossman CO2 BB gun, now long discontinued, that had a lot of plastic parts in it. There was lots of wear and leakage. Looking to build something that will be more...
  12. Stainless steel.

    Stainless steel.
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    Any velocity in that range. We can change the...

    Any velocity in that range. We can change the pressure regulator to adjust for daily conditions.
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    Compressed nitrogen, Currently running at 1400psi...

    Compressed nitrogen, Currently running at 1400psi with a modified Crossman CO2 air rifle. Breechloader. We have worn out this gun and want to build a repairable fixed mount gun.
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    PCP Drawings

    Resurrecting an old thread. Does anyone have any drawings for a PCP airgun mechanism. I need to build one to fire BB's at 575-610 fps for calibrating gel blocks for our ballistic test lab. We were...
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    I was taught as a toolmakers apprentice to use...

    I was taught as a toolmakers apprentice to use chisels for metal removal. It is an old skill. I had to make a set of V-blocks using only hand tools. Hacksaw to rough shape, then chisels, followed by...
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    Some lenses interchange with digital. I went to...

    Some lenses interchange with digital. I went to KEH camera at keh.com and researched. They buy old equipment also. I was able to use all my old Minolta 35mm lenses with a Sony digital body.
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    I think that the pushing of kids to college is...

    I think that the pushing of kids to college is all money driven, by the education system. The schools are telling kids that they wont get anywhere in life without a college degree. Back when I was in...
  19. We had a new Jet 15" in the shop that had all...

    We had a new Jet 15" in the shop that had all sorts of problems including spindle bearings going bad. Stay away from them. It was replaced with a Clausing Metosa, 15x65 that was made in Spain. Good...
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    I save the old carbide mills for roughing cuts on...

    I save the old carbide mills for roughing cuts on AR500. Once you get thru the rough stuff go back with a good mill for the finish cut. We try to do most of the cuts with the waterjet instead of...
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    Wanted to add that my Starkey's have a tone...

    Wanted to add that my Starkey's have a tone programed into them to deal with the Tinnitus ringing sound we end up also getting along with hearing loss. It is similar to how noise canceling headphones...
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    I have a pair that I use for gas brazing and...

    I have a pair that I use for gas brazing and welding. They are also useful after I go to the eye doctor and they dilate my eyes.
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    I also have the Starkey behind the ear hearing...

    I also have the Starkey behind the ear hearing aids. Very happy with them. If your ear canal is big enough, you want the open tip. This has hole around the perimeter to allow unamplified sound...
  24. BK-2808-4 if anyone has a date chart.

    BK-2808-4 if anyone has a date chart.
  25. Some of the high rings have enough materiel that...

    Some of the high rings have enough materiel that you could drill or machine out the centers to see thru. Possibly mill the center of the bases also. A low power variable scope, 1-4x or 6x,would be...
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