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    I made a new draw bar for my Wells-Index 860 mill...

    I made a new draw bar for my Wells-Index 860 mill the other day.

    -Ron
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    I always think it is a great idea to take on this...

    I always think it is a great idea to take on this kind of project. Success or failure, you still learn a lot.

    That being said, given the parameters you've set, I'd say "No!". Unless you get it...
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    When the Hurricane's price gets below $50k with...

    When the Hurricane's price gets below $50k with free shipping I'm all in!

    -Ron
  4. Point taken. The laws and the ATF are a huge...

    Point taken. The laws and the ATF are a huge poo-show when it comes to firearms. It is always best to read the laws directly from the ATF or if you have questions give them a call (but get it all...
  5. I don't believe even making parts is a problem. ...

    I don't believe even making parts is a problem. That is, as long as they are not to convert a semi-auto to fully automatic fire or are making the guns themselves (or what the ATF considers guns, ie....
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    Another cost you left out of your considerations...

    Another cost you left out of your considerations is the interest/principle payments due on the loan. How much money do you have in the bank that you can invest in the business without endangering...
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    Ditto! -Ron

    Ditto!

    -Ron
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    How about some pictures of your lathe? -Ron

    How about some pictures of your lathe?

    -Ron
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    Miller Machine and Fabrication makes replacement...

    Miller Machine and Fabrication makes replacement screws and nuts for the SB 11". The 11"s were made for quite a few years but were always the "redhead stepchild" of the line-up.

    Here is some info...
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    A lot of beat up old junk. I don't really...

    A lot of beat up old junk. I don't really consider stuff like that tooling unless it's been taken care and still has it's integrity (or close anyway). Can't really tell much about the lathe with...
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    Sorry then. When you start off with "looking for...

    Sorry then. When you start off with "looking for a machining partner" it sends up a bunch of red flags.

    Best of luck,

    -Ron
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    As a "partner" what exactly would you be bringing...

    As a "partner" what exactly would you be bringing to the table? You are asking someone else to do all the work and I assume it would be for "free" as the machining work would get them their part in...
  13. I both agree and disagree with this. Yeah, it...

    I both agree and disagree with this. Yeah, it would be nice if everyone sits down in a room and works it all out but that's not really your responsibility.

    You really have no responsibility...
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    The only problem I see with "freezing" is that...

    The only problem I see with "freezing" is that when you take it out of the freezer the humidity in the air will condense (most likely) on it while you are trying to install it.

    JMHO

    -Ron
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    I'd have to agree that it's not worth futzing...

    I'd have to agree that it's not worth futzing with. Easiest way to get something you're confident in would be to change the barrel.

    -Ron
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    Dang, if I wasn't half way across the country...

    Dang, if I wasn't half way across the country I'd buy be calling on that in a second.

    Rats! :(

    -Ron
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    Really? Using MM prices then, his price for...

    Really? Using MM prices then, his price for pre-cut and delivered tubing looks pretty reasonable. What's your time worth?

    JMHO

    -Ron
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    Your method of measuring can be the source of a...

    Your method of measuring can be the source of a lot of that discrepancy. I would probably set the casting on a a surface plate and use a height gauge to measure to the rifling. At the very least I...
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    Also a bit below center line. :confused: :D ...

    Also a bit below center line. :confused: :D

    -Ron
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    What is wrong with rivets or nuts/bolts? -Ron

    What is wrong with rivets or nuts/bolts?

    -Ron
  21. Have you considered possibly filing fraud charges...

    Have you considered possibly filing fraud charges against the company. If you have a receipt, proof that you paid, etc. and they have not delivered you may be able to contact the local constabulary...
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    Love it! The perfect "home defense" weapon. :D ...

    Love it! The perfect "home defense" weapon. :D

    -Ron
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    This is the place I always start with: Surplus...

    This is the place I always start with:

    Surplus Center

    Hope that helps,

    -Ron
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    A LOT of "machine ignorance" in this part of the...

    A LOT of "machine ignorance" in this part of the country. There just aren't a whole lot of machines to begin with and very few have training/knowledge of them. You'd think that the internet would...
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    Landis lathe information

    A Landis 12" x 40" lathe showed up on my local Craig's List and while the name kind of "rings a bell" I don't know if/or remember ever seeing one.

    The price is kind of OUT there as well. Here is...
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