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    My qualifications- I spent five years working as...

    My qualifications- I spent five years working as a Luthier doing repairs on classical string instruments- mostly focused on bow repairs with rebuilds to the ebony frogs and bow tips being common with...
  2. Well it has taken a while but I have been able to...

    Well it has taken a while but I have been able to lay in a stock of bullets, primers and powder by stalking Midway for inventory which pops up every so often.
    I did not pay way too much.. about $.08...
  3. I use paste wax. I had a tin of some marine...

    I use paste wax.
    I had a tin of some marine packaged stuff which was quite hard and I used it for sliding surfaces on the planers etc but also for general rust proofing.

    Amazon.com: 3M Marine...
  4. I have to admit the a 1944 vintage Unisaw is my...

    I have to admit the a 1944 vintage Unisaw is my primary table saw- it works for the work I put through it.
    These are solid saws.

    It is missing the cast motor cover which is a strike against it...
  5. "Big and Lasting"...? More like too little too...

    "Big and Lasting"...?

    More like too little too late eh?

    The strategic reverberations of the AUKUS deal will be big and lasting | The Economist
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    I use Ancor both wire and terminals/lugs. Mostly...

    I use Ancor both wire and terminals/lugs.
    Mostly because they dominate the on the shelf inventory at local chandleries where I have accounts:

    Home | Ancor


    Back when I was doing lots of...
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    It does not. The plastic, crimp ferrule and...

    It does not.
    The plastic, crimp ferrule and crimper anvils are all engineered to work together to make a sound crimp with the integrity of the plastic sheath maintained.
    And we are talking small...
  8. You must have spent some time around wood shops...

    You must have spent some time around wood shops lol...

    330053
  9. That 8” Wilton is listed at 50 pounds- probably...

    That 8” Wilton is listed at 50 pounds- probably more than I want to shift lots but I could just put a cart by the drill press and not too bad.

    Kurt might be the way to go.
    I am not any kind of...
  10. Thanks- the first thing I had to drill was a...

    Thanks- the first thing I had to drill was a piece of 9/16” chain plate.
    I dutifully dragged the mill vise over to drill it then dragged it back over to the mill.
    I am looking at the Wilton 8” vise...
  11. Best arrangement for clamping on drill press?

    Forgive me for the beginners question but....

    Now that I have a real drill press in the shop I am looking to purchase a decent vise of some sort and was wondering what the approaches are for...
  12. And the sundry- that Union Twist Drill cabinet...

    And the sundry- that Union Twist Drill cabinet above.
    Whew- in the right boutique market that is a $2000 dollar bit of kit sitting there..
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    I'd say again- don't just focus on the crimp- if...

    I'd say again- don't just focus on the crimp- if the cable is not protected rot will get to the strand under the insulation.

    I am biased but prefer the brazed ferrule crimps with the adhesive...
  14. That one.......

    That one.......
  15. I didn’t pick it up from the thread- the op know...

    I didn’t pick it up from the thread- the op know what the bottom line is here?
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    Just break up into batches with a list of what...

    Just break up into batches with a list of what you will get and a price.

    1)

    2)

    3)

    Etc
  17. I am in the market for the Kindt Collins master...

    I am in the market for the Kindt Collins master disk sander if one is in gear by chance.
    I am interested in the spindle sander once you determine a price.

    Thank you
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    The last time I was welding I blew up the one...

    The last time I was welding I blew up the one appropriate size cup I had so was fighting to get a job done in aluminum and kept contaminating the tungsten.

    DAMN if I didn't yank up the helmet...
  19. Thank you for posting. The preservationist in me...

    Thank you for posting.
    The preservationist in me pines for the fate of all that gear in its association with all the features and history of the place.

    Time is the destroyer eh

    I hate to say...
  20. Thank you Stepen- I will post some photos of...

    Thank you Stepen-
    I will post some photos of these cutters and maybe you can help with them
    I am calling them French due to just an assumption that that is what they are called.
    The holders are...
  21. I believe you. I am not a complete dummy and...

    I believe you.

    I am not a complete dummy and when I had the spindle torn down on the bench I remember tracking a compression stack on the inner race right through the spindle so was free to just...
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    First off- boat guys sort of look down their nose...

    First off- boat guys sort of look down their nose at automotive type crimpers and a split ferrule like in OP first photo would generally never be found around marine work.

    I dragged out some to...
  23. I know I know. Now……

    I know I know.
    Now……
  24. Damn Brits…

    Damn Brits…
  25. Where to buy BSW (Whitworth) thread fasteners in US?

    Hello all,

    I need a handful of 1/2"-13 BSW nuts and a few bolts.
    Is there any shop in the US where I can simply order some fasteners at reasonable cost?

    Thanks
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