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    I have a 1" bore cannon and use lawn clippings as...

    I have a 1" bore cannon and use lawn clippings as wadding and then packed sand to provide resistance to build the pressure up for a louder boom.
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    Perhaps a small die grinder with a right angle...

    Perhaps a small die grinder with a right angle head and short burr would work. Some amount of fixturing would be required.
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    I apologize for not letting you folks know that I...

    I apologize for not letting you folks know that I did get it going. Seems to take a bit more than 50V and then it starts turning slowly. I have an old forge fire pot that I will plug it into. ...
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    The tire bender would be a useful tool for any...

    The tire bender would be a useful tool for any blacksmith/fabricator of things like gates or fences as well as a wheelwright.
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    Yes, Butch's rifle is quite handsome! Myself, I...

    Yes, Butch's rifle is quite handsome! Myself, I am done with the project. The Conetrol base worked out fine despite my miscalculation of how much metal to remove from the rear receiver ring or...
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    Interesting stuff! Thanks for the link.

    Interesting stuff! Thanks for the link.
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    When I ordered the base I was asked if I wanted...

    When I ordered the base I was asked if I wanted the matt or high polish finish. I didn't reply to the question and was told when the cc was charged that I was getting the high polish finish. No big...
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    Success! After shattering my few near size...

    Success! After shattering my few near size carbide drills, I found I had an egg shaped carbide burr that measured slight under the required hole size that worked beautifully. It followed the pilot...
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    I ended up getting a Conetrol one piece base for...

    I ended up getting a Conetrol one piece base for this. Not impressed with the overall quality of the base but I'll get into that later but it will solve my problem of having a base that fits. My...
  10. I have one that came from the town dump - works...

    I have one that came from the town dump - works perfectly. A friend asked me to fix hers once so I took it apart and determined the problem. Unfortunately no buying parts for them - return to...
  11. Be sure to post the video of the operation.

    Be sure to post the video of the operation.
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    Try Al Bino Industrial Belting for your lathe. ...

    Try Al Bino Industrial Belting for your lathe. I'm happy with the one on my South Bend.
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    I only have his upper so I am attempting to run...

    I only have his upper so I am attempting to run it on my lower which works fine with my upper. As it is, I'm going to have to load some more ammo to continue.
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    I understand that the manufacturers do not always...

    I understand that the manufacturers do not always make something that works otherwise I wouldn't be here asking questions. The upper receiver does have the larger ejection port to accommodate the...
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    Allow me to reiterate. The upper that does not...

    Allow me to reiterate. The upper that does not function is a factory built upper specifically for .458 SOCOM by the manufacturer. I do not have a Tromix and my friend is probably not going to buy...
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    I am not sure what a M885 feed ramp is. The .458...

    I am not sure what a M885 feed ramp is. The .458 I built was made with a .458 SOCOM barrel which included the threaded on barrel extension which also has the feed ramps. I sourced an upper receiver...
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    .458 SOCOM AR feeding issue

    My friend asked me to look at his .458 sOCOM upper since he knows that I built one that runs well and his does not. If the magazine has two rounds in it, all is good - it will load the first round...
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    Maynah, that's the one! Joe, great bit of advice...

    Maynah, that's the one! Joe, great bit of advice but I will likely not pull the armature out. I do not perceive any play in the bearings so I think I'll leave that alone. I do have a variac which...
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    AC Motor Commutator?

    I have this ancient forge blower and have recently got it to spin freely but wonder about the commutator. It does show some wear and the spaces between poles(?) is as smooth as copper or brass...
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    You can leave the flat belt pulley in place and...

    You can leave the flat belt pulley in place and still run with v-belts as long as the motor pulley is for a v-belt. The crown on the flat belt pulley and the v-belt pulley will keep the belt where...
  21. Thread: Firing pin steel

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    The trapdoor and the Colt 1903 firing pins are...

    The trapdoor and the Colt 1903 firing pins are made of beryllium copper I believe.
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    I have made a few from allen or hex key wrenches....

    I have made a few from allen or hex key wrenches. Not sure what the alloy is but it's tough stuff and so far no complaints.
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    It was used as ground wire where I used to work. ...

    It was used as ground wire where I used to work. The products used lots of electronics and 50,000volts so a good ground was important. It was explained to me that electricity or electrons travel on...
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    I once repaired a 1/2" shaft double ended buffing...

    I once repaired a 1/2" shaft double ended buffing motor that had been either filed or attacked with an angle grinder to something close to 3/8". It was not at all round and had a fair amount of...
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    The belt is skived and joined with some glue that...

    The belt is skived and joined with some glue that was provided with the belt. I was very careful to make sure that it was aligned properly. Also think if that was the issue it would run to the left...
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