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    Caspian told me point blank about the beaver tail...

    Caspian told me point blank about the beaver tail grip safety "they are carbon steel." Previously, I had thought it was titanium (then possibly stainless). Long story short, they just told me they...
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    I guess I just thought silver soldering would be...

    I guess I just thought silver soldering would be safest, since the part is small.
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    Yes. That is what I have. However, it would now...

    Yes. That is what I have. However, it would now appear that my part is stainless steel, so I believe I'll have to take a different approach. :bawling:
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    Dammit! It's not magnetic. The part is a beaver...

    Dammit! It's not magnetic. The part is a beaver tail grip safety for a 1911 made by Caspian. They told me "they are carbon steel." So, I'll assume that's why the silver solder was beading up.

    So,...
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    The part, even when red hot, won't melt the...

    The part, even when red hot, won't melt the silver solder wire when I touch it to the part. That's surprising to me. What am I missing there? Based on a color chart I looked up, my friend and I both...
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    Thanks for the tips, Bob. I'll go ahead and clean...

    Thanks for the tips, Bob. I'll go ahead and clean it up again, including bead blasting this time. Also, next time, I'll apply the flux to the part cool.
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    Silver Solder beading up

    I'm trying to fill a small void in what I am told is carbon steel (a small part). I have Weldcote 56 silver solder wire and white paste flux. I sloshed the part around in acetone to clean it up, but...
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    Repairing void in cast titanium

    I'm working on a 1911 pistol build and the frame, beavertail grip safety, etc. are cast titanium. There is a small void in the beavertail grip safety which I discovered yesterday. I'm going to paint...
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    Yes. Blog — Building the Super Baby Great...

    Yes.

    Blog — Building the Super Baby Great Lakes
    YouTube Playlist — Ribs, Part 1 - YouTube
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    Thanks for the feedback, Mike. I think I'm doing...

    Thanks for the feedback, Mike. I think I'm doing most things correctly, but I'll definitely be verifying I have no leaks from here on out. I believe my tip was popping due to welding in a tight spot,...
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    What's "W.A.O."?

    What's "W.A.O."?
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    I was welding in quite a tight spot. I believe...

    I was welding in quite a tight spot. I believe that's why it was popping. The tip I was using was brass. It may have been a bit dirty, but I'm not confident of that. I don't recall hearing a whining...
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    It's the whole ball o' wax. See a photo of it...

    It's the whole ball o' wax. See a photo of it that I posted in answer to another post in this thread. What signs of flashback should I look for in the hose? What are the indicators?



    Unless the...
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    Since the tanks made a funny noise (a thud?) and...

    Since the tanks made a funny noise (a thud?) and the fire began at the same time as my torch popped, I assumed the flame had traveled up the hose, but it sounds like that couldn't have been the cause...
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    Thanks for the reply, Rob. That's some good info....

    Thanks for the reply, Rob. That's some good info. I'm glad to be learning some things.

    Jay
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    Watched that same documentary a couple months...

    Watched that same documentary a couple months ago. :) Totally insane stuff there.

    Detached garage. Wife out of the country. Don't really like the neighbor who was just on the other side of the...
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    I assumed the fire began from internal back flow....

    I assumed the fire began from internal back flow. That's why I was confused. If a spark started the fire, I have no idea where it would've come from. I appreciate your thought about that having been...
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    How could a large cloud build up when I re-light...

    How could a large cloud build up when I re-light the torch within a second or two of it going out? How would using a striker improve upon that? I've seen other experienced welders relight it on the...
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    Did I just almost die? (oxy-acetylene)

    I was just out in the garage welding some 4130 with my oxy-acetylene setup. I'm a bit of a neophyte, but this was unexpected. I was getting some popping from the tip, but that wasn't the first time....
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    Someone else told me that, too, but after a quick...

    Someone else told me that, too, but after a quick search, I found that at least some people claim it's not set in stone (i.e., that there are some cutting/threading dies that are hex). In any event,...
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    Is my die a cutter or rethreader?

    How do I tell the difference between a cutting die and a rethreading die? My guess is that the cutter has a taper at the initial teeth to help it get started, but I don't know.

    Thanks,
    Jay
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    Thanks for the thoughts, folks. Jay

    Thanks for the thoughts, folks.

    Jay
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    Welding up 1911 lower lugs

    I built a 1911 and took too much metal off the lower barrel lugs when fitting the barrel, so I need to weld them back up and re-cut them. I recently completed obtaining all the components for my...
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    Thanks for the replies, fellas. You confirmed...

    Thanks for the replies, fellas. You confirmed what I suspected. I think I'll seek out a rotary table that can be retrofitted to serve as a dividing head as well, as it seems like you get more bang...
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    Can I use a rotary table for indexing?

    For the most part, it appears as though rotary tables and dividing heads are separate tools. However, I'm wondering if I can use a rotary table for indexing. In other words, are all or some rotary...
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