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    I have a friend that has the box his grandfather...

    I have a friend that has the box his grandfather made during his apprenticeship. It has the similar "campaign" box pulls. which were cast and machined as part of the machinist's training. While it,...
  2. This reminds me of a sticker on an early TM-1...

    This reminds me of a sticker on an early TM-1 that read "grease weakly."
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    Pcd

    Thanks for the info, I guess I got lucky with my WAG. who would have thought we'd be using diamonds to cut aluminum! Polycrystalline alumina is what I used to use diamond tooling to cut...

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    Pcd?

    Okay so I'm living in the dark ages. what is PCD ...Polycrystalate Diamond?

    Thanks for the enlightenment.

    Phil
  5. finials?

    Could these be finials for a "wrought iron" (cast) fence? did the shop do any decorative
    ironwork?
  6. Thread: Shaper owners

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    might as well make it an even 400 posts on this thread

    8" j-line no vice, pd too much ($600.00 IIRC)

    Fe n2 art
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    Value?

    I've paid as much as $50.00 for rules of this type. The brass versions are prefered as they are easier to read in the poor light of the smithy due to less reflected light than the steel. The later...
  8. Sorry it should be called a spring swedge

    Rivet:

    The proper name for the tool I was referring to is a spring swedge...essentially a top and bottom die connected by a spring.

    Here is a catalog showing some modern commercially available...
  9. How was it made?

    From the photos presented, I would tend to believe that the blank that the mic was made from was first forged to shape before being machined/filed to finish. The part would probably have been forged...
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    SSSSLLLLLOOOOWWWW reply

    Jeff, sorry about the slow reply... I paid $500.00 in March of 2008 for my shaper. Have since found that it had been exposed to the weather at some point and the crank bearings will need servicing...
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    Keep looking

    I'm sorry to inform you that I beat you to a Broadhead-Garrett J-Line 8" shaper. (It was in Davis.) But, you should be able to find one as they were once distributed in Sacramento. And so I expect...
  12. Thread: Fisher Anvil

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    "How would you be able to comply with EPA & OSHA...

    "How would you be able to comply with EPA & OSHA and still sell it at a profit?"

    Like this www.oldworldanvils.com

    (make them somewhere else!)

    Phil
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    weight calcs

    Ol Dawg has the pound equivelents(sp) correct.

    Hundredweight =112 lbs.
    Second position is 1/4 of hundredweight.
    Third position is straight Lbs.

    fen2art
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    Missing plate

    So forge one up.

    Phil
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    Thanks

    WK Thanks for the formula and confirmation.

    Barry W. also some curent Jeep tie rod ends.

    fen2art
  16. "...found that purchasing, in their infinite...

    "...found that purchasing, in their infinite wisdom, had found that Class 10.x bolts were cheaper than Class 12.9, and had swapped our entire bolt supply over to 10.x, without asking anyone. "
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    11/16-18 thread tap drill size

    Ok so my copy of Machinerys handbook doesn't have this one and my brain doesn't want to do the calcs (or would like confirmation of my numbers)...anyone know the tap drill size for 11/16-18 threads?...
  18. Chips in the laundry basket

    Macona, how do you keep the chips out of the laundry?
    I get enough in the laundry without having the lathe and washing machine in close proximity!

    Phil
  19. Nice anvil!

    The keys to the world of blacksmithing are availble through the links at www.abana.org

    fen2art
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    + 1 vote for Cu 145, expensive but worth it. ...

    + 1 vote for Cu 145, expensive but worth it. (From McMaster at $49.99 for 12" of 1" dia, you may find it more economic to buy the part from lincoln.)
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    Sounds like rule #2 is in effect

    Rule #1.) The boss is always right.

    Rule #2.) when the boss is wrong refer to rule #1.


    (and boy have I been refering to rule # 2 a lot lately!)

    fen2art
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    al wire

    As stated above aluminum wiring needs special installation to be safe. As a related story, my younger brother used to work for the fire dept. They had calls to a development where the builders had...
  23. One of my blacksmithing friends does this with...

    One of my blacksmithing friends does this with old evidence firearms (after they are all used up on the police range.) He forges them into art pieces utilizing his power hammer.
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    1876 Prentice Bros. metal lathe - $750 (CA)

    Saw this add on the SF Craigslist.


    1876 Prentice Bros. metal lathe - $750 (concord / pleasant hill / martinez)
    Reply to: [email protected]
    Date: 2008-01-29, 6:50PM PST

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  25. Probably just that trucker with the linear...

    Probably just that trucker with the linear amplifier on his C.B. radio going down hwy 49 through the DNC enable.
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