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    Hi guys, I've just received two bonded diamond...

    Hi guys, I've just received two bonded diamond wheels, I only use them for sharping T/C tipped gun drills and never use them for grinding steel, this can stuff them up . Another thing I`m trying to...
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    You are probably right they come from Asia, I...

    You are probably right they come from Asia, I don`t know where mine came from. I have asked Mt Roskill to see if they can get them.
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    They are thin plated and can't be redressed, the...

    They are thin plated and can't be redressed, the front and back edge have lost the cut, only the front side is working. I know a company in China, Kosuperhard make them but thought there was one in...
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    Nickel plated diamond wheels

    Hi guys, I have been using a small diamond plated wheel to sharpen my T/C gun drills and its starting to wear out, can't remember where I got it from. So trying to find a supplier in US that makes...
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    This is hobby barrel making so I'm are not in...

    This is hobby barrel making so I'm are not in mass probation, I've found that using water soluble oil as a cutting fluid for barrel drilling and reaming is no good, I have Fuchs Ecocool 400, when...
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    Well if you have lots of hydraulic rams why not...

    Well if you have lots of hydraulic rams why not set up to button rifle, could be a lot easier as you have lots of comeinhandy bits.
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    The best way to get rid of the chrome would be to...

    The best way to get rid of the chrome would be to grind it off, other than that it can be stripped in a caustic solution making the shaft the anode with a battery charger. Should be something on the...
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    No, The cutter only cuts when it is pulled...

    No, The cutter only cuts when it is pulled through the barrel, when it comes out chips are cleared and the large nut at the end is pushed out, this pulls the inside ramp back so cutter can go down...
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    Hi John, K, Your lucky, when I did the build for...

    Hi John, K, Your lucky, when I did the build for my two rifles I took pic`s as I build them, so if you go to www, " Making a Sharps barrel on my lathe" you will get my thread of making the Sharps...
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    Range report, Went to the range and tried the new...

    Range report, Went to the range and tried the new .50 muzzle loader barrel out at 50m with .490" patched ball and 65grs 2f Swiss black powder. Sights are on line horizontally but 7 1/2" low, last two...
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    Yep, You have got to have a hobby, keeps the old...

    Yep, You have got to have a hobby, keeps the old brain working and got mine going with making a front sight to fit on the barrel. Milled the V slots and used a flip up back sight I had laying around....
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    Yep, There`s more than one to do this, I got a...

    Yep, There`s more than one to do this, I got a star .50 gundrill from eBay, new for $75 so I can drill .50 barrels. When I got it I found it had two oil holes in the tip but drilled hole ok, but only...
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    I have made a slider with ali blocks that slides...

    I have made a slider with ali blocks that slides on the lathe bead ways, this is wound up and down vie a loop of bike chain. Top of the loop is bolted to the slide. On top of it is a square ali...
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    Hi Mihti mate, I`m in west Auckland, That is the...

    Hi Mihti mate, I`m in west Auckland, That is the Awakeri black powder range, went down for a fun steel shoot. I`m with the A K L deer stalkers and shoot at their riverhead range in the forest. My...
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    Hi, I got the plans on Ebay, The Quigley down...

    Hi, I got the plans on Ebay, The Quigley down under 1874 Sharps it`s the original 1871/74 plans, nine sheets measured, complete full size drawings all parts. 24x36. The only part I did not make was...
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    Well I`v found that it`s the hole size in the gun...

    Well I`v found that it`s the hole size in the gun drill that controls oil presser, I`v only a Nissan car steering pump and at 1,500 rpms I get 200/300psi. This is ok if you are drilling a .45cal...
  17. I don't know it but it`s probably ok, you are...

    I don't know it but it`s probably ok, you are spoiled for choice with oils ,but as long as you do use some you will be ok. Check with the lathe sellers and see what they say is ok with the size lathe...
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    Yep, that's right, just have a hunt around in my...

    Yep, that's right, just have a hunt around in my past threads for Making a Sharps barrel on my lathe.
    221022,45-70 Sharps, Kiwi no8 wire stuff,
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    How about a lathe only made Sharps barrel and...

    How about a lathe only made Sharps barrel and action, no cd, cnc,
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  20. Hi Leon W, I have a china made TP-B1237 lathe and...

    Hi Leon W, I have a china made TP-B1237 lathe and I'm using Totals Drosera MS68 oil for all my lube areas, bearings, bead ways, but any engineering oil with 68 number should do. It`s a sticky oil and...
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    GEES!!, Thanks for the imfo, went to the speeds...

    GEES!!, Thanks for the imfo, went to the speeds chart and got the job done, water hardened it and now it`s ready to go, I have revised my rifling cutting and gone to a sine bar type system, round bar...
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    Machining silver steel.

    Hi all, I`m lathe turning some .500" round silver steel using HSS cutters and would like to know how to get a good surface finish. It`s for a rifling head cutter so needs a good smooth finish. Have...
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    The Sharps is working

    Hi all, thought I would give an update on my Quigley down under Sharps rifle. I an having a heap of fun shooting her and just shot it in a metallic silhouette shoot using black powder and got the...
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    Hi P Tools, yep, all of them, this is just home...

    Hi P Tools, yep, all of them, this is just home hobby stuff and the drill has already drilled my Sharps barrel that was 4140 steel. It was nice and sharp then, but you are right, low oil...
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    Well I`ll just give it a go.

    Well I`ll just give it a go.
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