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  1. 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. ...
  14. 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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    I have what I believe is a 486 rack mounted...

    I have what I believe is a 486 rack mounted industrial computer that was scrapped from the stockroom of a place I worked at. It was unused and just obsolete for their purposes and up until a couple...
  16. No suggestions or help for the OP but do have a...

    No suggestions or help for the OP but do have a comment on triumph's post. I believe your gunsmith friends are a couple of nitwits. What is the typical AR owner? Are they like a typical black...
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    Good assortment of SB parts here.

    Good assortment of SB parts here.
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    Blaisdell Lathe for sale

    No affiliation, just saw in the antiques section of CL and most folk are not looking there for old machine tools I would guess.

    Metal Lathe - antiques - by owner - collectibles sale
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    I had a bad experience with them as well. I had...

    I had a bad experience with them as well. I had bought a small folder new to give to a friend the next time I saw him which turned out to be a couple years later. In that time, the scales on the...
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    I used to work in the semi conductor capital...

    I used to work in the semi conductor capital equipment field building focused ion beam systems. The first product we made had a vacuum chamber of rolled mild steel that was about 36" in diameter and...
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    About 3 years ago, I was looking for a tractor...

    About 3 years ago, I was looking for a tractor and figured I would spend just a few $k on an old Ford or IH farm tractor. But while searching CL for close by and tractors that would work for me, I...
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    More pictures;

    More pictures;
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    Want to Sell - 9" SB apron w Thread Dial

    I have a 9" SB lathe apron with a thread dial that I would like to sell. I also have an aluminum gear cover and a partial tail stock that I would like to sell. I would like $200 plus shipping for...
  24. Pictures would surely help.

    Pictures would surely help.
  25. "The OP is located in "NH"....And the OEM is...

    "The OP is located in "NH"....And the OEM is located in "NH"....

    It's really not that hard of a problem to solve now is it ?"

    This is help? Perhaps I misunderstood. I know they are located...
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