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    I've had good luck buying machinery from machine...

    I've had good luck buying machinery from machine shops that are updating from manual machines to CNC.
    Unlike home hobby stuff that may or may not have had good upkeep, machine shops generally keep...
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    Thanks bosleyjr, Any finishing details are good...

    Thanks bosleyjr, Any finishing details are good to have for restoration work.
    My friend who does Parkerizing has mastered the slight olive tinge that WW2 era gun barrels have. He won't tell me how,...
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    Ken, I really like the older how-we-do-it...

    Ken,

    I really like the older how-we-do-it articles and publications. That kind of information is invaluable for restoration work and also can give a clue as to how those machining processes can be...
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    Thanks to all for the input and information....

    Thanks to all for the input and information. Turns out 48 tpi and a carbide cutter with the nose slightly rounded gave me the surface finish I wanted. It isn't smooth but typical of a final pass to...
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    I rely on my copy of Machinery's Handbook but for...

    I rely on my copy of Machinery's Handbook but for tempering and heat treating, I've found my supplier can give me everything I need in the form of a technical spec sheet (kinda like a MSDS). Then...
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    Hey Emanuel, Speaking of finishes and pretty;...

    Hey Emanuel,
    Speaking of finishes and pretty; here are my brake backing plates. I had to make my own so they had anchor points to keep the backing plates from spinning too anytime I applied the...
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    One story I've heard was that the keystone wire...

    One story I've heard was that the keystone wire wasn't the best choice; both in drawing the wire and reliability in the field. The wire shape put the narrow end of the keystone crosssection to the...
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    Thanks Rickyb. All this will go into my faux...

    Thanks Rickyb. All this will go into my faux finish file.

    Looks like they were all over the board with carriage feed rates, anything to get the barrel profiled, out and on to the next one.
    Like...
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    "It's too bad the Indians were always a lot...

    "It's too bad the Indians were always a lot prettier than harleys... " Emanuel, how long since you had your eyes checked?
    Still, I'm no raving beauty myself so maybe the bike and I look like we...
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    Greet article digger, thanks for sharing. That''s...

    Greet article digger, thanks for sharing. That''s the kind of information that fills in the gaps.
    I've seen vintage deuce and a half's that had scrap pieces of diamond plate used as running board...
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    Mr. Smith. You've hit the nail on the head. Your...

    Mr. Smith. You've hit the nail on the head. Your picture is the surface 'texture' I'm talking about.
    A friend who does WW2 firearm restorations says that surface is more prevalent on M1 carbine...
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    Whose side are you on Emanuel? I figure I'm gonna...

    Whose side are you on Emanuel? I figure I'm gonna have to live to be about 120 just to get caught up on the projects I currently have going on.
    Besides, have you checked with the folks in Marketing?...
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    Yeah, for us kids and our new-fangled iron head...

    Yeah, for us kids and our new-fangled iron head toys, the right side is a "cam cover" "timing cover" fits over the points.
    The original pocket-valve motor I have put away-- now THAT'S lumpy.
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    Jeez, Emanuel... and I'm just now getting the...

    Jeez, Emanuel... and I'm just now getting the right side looking this good. The close-up of the timing cover just shows more detail.
    In truth, all it does is cover the points and condenser but I...
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    Thanks for the kind words and vote of confidence,...

    Thanks for the kind words and vote of confidence, Emanual.

    Here are a few pictures of my latest, a Commercial Model of 1885 and its tripod (also my handiwork). Doing the final tuning on the...
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    Rickyb, 120 sounds like a good jumping off place....

    Rickyb, 120 sounds like a good jumping off place. I'll turn a few samples to see how they look. The marks I'm trying to duplicate are not "threads" as such but have a very fine spiral appearance to...
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    Lathe turned surface finish.

    I'm usually pretty particular about surface finishes since the shaft is going into a bearing or bushing.
    Now I've got to produce a rough texture for a dummy gun barrel.
    U.S. G.I. gun barrels,...
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    I asked and was politely told 'No, it's not for...

    I asked and was politely told 'No, it's not for sale'. Sounds like he gets a dozen requests a week to buy it.
    I've got a Peter Wright marked 1 2 10 and this guy makes mine look like a salesman's...
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    Anvil pictures

    Didn't have time to go over this with a fine toothed comb but here's an anvil I spotted in my travels.
    It's seen it's share of use but the impressive part is its size. That's a full-sized pallet...
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    Thanks for the relies. muckalee, I agree except...

    Thanks for the relies.
    muckalee, I agree except for this one's size. Sheet metal versions I've seen are smaller and not as aggressive. This one looks like it would hold armor plate on. I haven't...
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    IDing odd lock washer.

    I found this in a puddle of hardened Permatex on the bottom of a box of old drill bits.
    Never seen a split washer quite like this before and that's after playing with old and new internal combustion...
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    One person's opinion and from a Californian to...

    One person's opinion and from a Californian to boot;

    Regardless of the stipulations of the law, isn't it an idea worth considering to mark a homemade firearm so as to;
    1. Be able to recover it...
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    We worked with an old machinist who bought...

    We worked with an old machinist who bought himself a brand new Ford Pinto. He was as proud as a peacock of that car; even bought it a car cover to protect it from the occasional wayward pigeon while...
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    A poor man's level but surprisingly accurate...

    A poor man's level but surprisingly accurate consists of a piece of plate glass, a ball bearing and some masking tape or modeling clay.
    Place the glass plate on the surface you want to level, build...
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    I was given a nice Starrett No. 711-D-10 dial...

    I was given a nice Starrett No. 711-D-10 dial indicator in it's original case by a friend recently.
    It's marked " "Last Word" Universal Test indicator "
    The back of the indicator and it's mounting...
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