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    Buy a dead center. Mill or grind away what you...

    Buy a dead center.

    Mill or grind away what you don't want.
  2. Emco Super 11 used a stubby Royal collet adapter...

    Emco Super 11 used a stubby Royal collet adapter about that size too.

    That being, in the Super 11 that has the D1-4 camlock spindle nose, possibly the large bore bolt-on DIN nose too.
  3. Yeah, no kidding. I have friends (No, no,...

    Yeah, no kidding.

    I have friends (No, no, really! :) ) that have built better than that for a tiny fraction of the asking price.

    The dentists and jewellers who I have met that had in house...
  4. Wow! What a craptacular bargain! I mean to say...

    Wow! What a craptacular bargain!

    I mean to say "Can you imagine what could be accomplished, if the target audience knew what their money could actually buy?"
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    Christ yes! This! Put the effin thing on a...

    Christ yes! This!

    Put the effin thing on a mill table and bore the hole to a convenient oversize.

    If the bushings are supposed to be hard, like as not a torch and then bore out the mess...
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    Yeah, that's the one. I was quite impressed...

    Yeah, that's the one.

    I was quite impressed with his talking points. Esp., when he mentioned that nobody would ever consider putting song on the radio that glorified stuff like date rape or about...
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    The Citiots, predominately in the Eastern parts...

    The Citiots, predominately in the Eastern parts of Canada.

    There is a very urban rural split in the country. Unfortunately, the Urbans have the numbers. They get fed a steady diet of scary news...
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    Two miniscule comments. There is no good news...

    Two miniscule comments.

    There is no good news on the so called News. Good news does not keep folks stressed up, and coming back in an hour to watch the same stuff be force fed to them along with...
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    They give you a pretty decent idea of the general...

    They give you a pretty decent idea of the general layout, but certainly not enough dimensions to work with.

    William Mason, the guy with several of the Patents that are applicable to the 1873 Colt...
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    I've got about a dozen different Dumont tweezers,...

    I've got about a dozen different Dumont tweezers, have given away a few more too, and I can say with some certainty, once you have used a decent pair of proper tweezers, it'd take a hell of a lot to...
  11. Thread: c 5 collet

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    Measure it up and see if it matches a Brown and...

    Measure it up and see if it matches a Brown and Sharpe taper.

    Else wise, it might only be good to silver solder a pad on to to make a special.
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    I thought they only fought in pubs and at...

    I thought they only fought in pubs and at Football matches!

    Really. Just wipe it down. The Radon coming out of the ground into the buildings you spend time in, is more likely to kill you, as is...
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    I'll throw out a differing opinion. Worth what...

    I'll throw out a differing opinion. Worth what you paid for it. :)

    I'd rather fill the hole solid with weld, than insert a screw in the hole and weld around the top of it as a filler, in a thin...
  14. Make one that fits. Can't find a picture that...

    Make one that fits.

    Can't find a picture that shows larger than a postage stamp? Clicked on it and got a larger version of a pixelated mess.

    Seriously. Turned tube, cross drilled hole, couple...
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    There have been several other European makers...

    There have been several other European makers that made Dixon style tools that, at least in the size we had in our shop at work, were interchangeable.

    Rapide Originale, from out of Italy was one...
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    Had thought of her videos right away. If that...

    Had thought of her videos right away.

    If that style suits, another potential source is the Jerry Kuhnhausen (probably spelled that wrong) book on the Colt's SAA or 1873.
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    With the right parts in process, you could do a...

    With the right parts in process, you could do a lot of things, but they sure won't help out the fella trying to turn a profile on a barrel all that much.

    I mean, if you were going to do chucker...
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    Having to juggle your programming around trying...

    Having to juggle your programming around trying to dodge the 'other' tool in that position, it a bunch of opportunities to screw up your work.
    For all intents and purposes, it amounts to a four...
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    Probably nothing wrong with the nickel filler but...

    Probably nothing wrong with the nickel filler but like as not the steel is simply plain carbon steel, and not very high carbon content, if the factory was case hardening it.

    Personally, I'd just...
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    Here's my two cents worth. If you can afford...

    Here's my two cents worth.

    If you can afford the bigger lathe, and you might actually use the capacity, then sure, get that.

    Are you honestly going to be able to get far away from the lathe,...
  21. Meh. As the old saying goes, you may not be able...

    Meh. As the old saying goes, you may not be able to fix stupid, but sometimes you can hit it with sticks enough to head it off in some other direction!

    Sometimes the real answer is to let the guy...
  22. They make gasoline powered air compressors that...

    They make gasoline powered air compressors that will supply a decent amount of air.

    They make air compressors that run off your truck motor that will fill a tank up while you drive to the site,...
  23. Thread: File question

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    A file that can be bent, is a whole 'nuther thing...

    A file that can be bent, is a whole 'nuther thing compared to a file that comes bent when it wasn't supposed to be.

    Anyone that has spent any decent amount of time with a file in hand is well...
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    Shhhh! It's not a fault, it's a FEATURE! ...

    Shhhh!

    It's not a fault, it's a FEATURE!

    Word gets out that the seller is letting the custom curved ones go for the same price as straight, and all hell gonna break loose!

    Really dude. It's...
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    Your tool geometry sucks for what you are doing,...

    Your tool geometry sucks for what you are doing, and you would be a LOT better off with a sharp HSS tool at that cutting speed.

    The small diameter part wobbling around like that without cutting,...
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