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  1. The bolts are the same. Are you referring to the...

    The bolts are the same. Are you referring to the carrier? If itís because you have a transferable lightning link, awesome. If not, I too am curious what advantage you see in the SP1 carrier?
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    Tikka T3 is 1Ē-16 ETA: beat to it a few times...

    Tikka T3 is 1Ē-16
    ETA: beat to it a few times over. I save all of the t3 barrels I pull, they are fantastic barrels that I end up repurposing quite a bit.
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    I think i have CAD files and programs for RMR,...

    I think i have CAD files and programs for RMR, FF3, and razor cuts on glock slides.
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    Sticky: Steve, no ďTĒ at the end. Iíll try to get some...

    Steve, no ďTĒ at the end. Iíll try to get some pics. I was told pre-ww2, but no idea.
  5. I have several brands and styles. Most can, but...

    I have several brands and styles. Most can, but within limits. It has to be close to the intended diameter.
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    Aluminum chip weld

    Just a tip I figured Iíd share. If itís common knowledge, I apologize.

    I used to go around to shops and get their cutters and inserts that were packed tight with aluminum thatís impossible to...
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    Sticky: So, with this limited info, can anyone give a...

    So, with this limited info, can anyone give a rough estimate of when it was made? I checked out the excel sheet, but the range my number is in is earlier than I thought the lathe was. It's also quick...
  8. I'm going to go out on a limb and say all of the...

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say all of the above is possible.
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    I started working at my old manís sawmill when I...

    I started working at my old manís sawmill when I was 9. I started going to machining school at 15, and had an associates before I had a HS diploma. I got my first lathe at 9, second at 12-3. I...
  10. Iím not an expert, but I anodize a lot of my own...

    Iím not an expert, but I anodize a lot of my own stuff, titanium and aluminum. True Type III hardcoat, unlike several suggestions here, can add 0.002Ē. Ti is different and does not have the same...
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    Not sure. They are run a couple days a week and...

    Not sure. They are run a couple days a week and that was a couple years ago. Canít see why theyíd have a shorter life cycle though?
    When they dull Iíll just do them again.


    Our smaller blades I...
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    Have you ever tried opening the jaws enough for...

    Have you ever tried opening the jaws enough for your biggest carbide boring bar, spinning up the chuck, and skimming them?

    My old southbend original 3 jaw was about to get tossed for the same...
  13. Please donít read any sarcasm or tone into this,...

    Please donít read any sarcasm or tone into this, but why not just package it, print a label at home online, and click ďschedule pickupĒ?
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    Iím about to get flamed..... My old man owns a...

    Iím about to get flamed.....
    My old man owns a sawmill, and had a set of 26Ē planet blades several sharpening shops couldnít handle (not sure how if all the do is sharpen such things). He handed...
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    I do have some of those

    I do have some of those
  16. Yeah that would certainly be the challenging...

    Yeah that would certainly be the challenging part. If it was going to be a regular job, Iíd weld a jig that is shaped like a plus sign, asterisk, whatever, with curved pieces of wood or plastic that...
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    Unfortunately I donít have any that large. Story...

    Unfortunately I donít have any that large. Story of my life. Sorry. :(
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    Whatís funny is an old machinist friend of mine...

    Whatís funny is an old machinist friend of mine said he kept a lathe with a ridiculously sloppy tailstock just for that reason. So Iíd bet you are right. Thereís a good 1.5Ē of play in it.
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    I just made my own....sharpened the two dull ones...

    I just made my own....sharpened the two dull ones I had to see if it worked. Totally unnecessary, but I seem to have a habit of doing things because I want to, not because I need to.
  20. I work with titanium all day, everyday. I drill a...

    I work with titanium all day, everyday. I drill a lot of holes in tubing as thin as 0.0290Ē. Either support the ID with a wood or plastic rod, and drill with the same feed and speed, plunge with a 5...
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    What threads are you looking for?

    What threads are you looking for?
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    Let me dig them up, and shoot me a PM as a...

    Let me dig them up, and shoot me a PM as a reminder.
    If you have pre-heat treated 17-4 or 17-7, I'd go that route, if neither is HT already, I'd rock the S7. Think about an AR bolt...Generally...
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    I also have drawings somewhere if you need them.

    I also have drawings somewhere if you need them.
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    S7, 17-4, 17-7, 8620, 9130 and A2 are all pretty...

    S7, 17-4, 17-7, 8620, 9130 and A2 are all pretty pretty common. Wilson says they use "A2 or Stainless" lol.
    I have S7 (probably what I would go with, even though it's way overkill) and 17-4 on...
  25. Iíll dig through the box and see what I can find....

    Iíll dig through the box and see what I can find. There may be another.
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