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    I know the smaller springs are made with treated...

    I know the smaller springs are made with treated and tempered wire. When he told me about the 1" stock being used I understood it was also done with cold "wire". Next time I need springs I will ask....
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    Bob, I did not know what to do with those...

    Bob,
    I did not know what to do with those numbers in the hand book. Now I know.
    For a starting point .2 from the end of a conventional pipe fitting (small side out)you multiply .03125 X .2 and get...
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    The fellow that makes springs for me has...

    The fellow that makes springs for me has mentioned making springs from 1" round spring tempered stock. I did not ask what his limit is.

    I would not want to be near that machine if the stock broke...
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    Wow! Your Mazatrol and thread pal must be...

    Wow! Your Mazatrol and thread pal must be amazing. Or maybe you did not notice the large end was out. The only number I had to work with from the handbook was E0 at Z-.468 The X number I needed for...
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    Programing the OD and thread info for the CNC is...

    Programing the OD and thread info for the CNC is difficult using Machinery's Handbook info if you do it only occasionally. Did it again to clean up the program and it took a lot less time. Then I...
  6. No experience running a CNC on one of them but if...

    No experience running a CNC on one of them but if you are looking for a low hour large generator try hospitals. They have to replace them fairly often and they are generally very low hour machines....
  7. Thread: Muzzle brake?

    by FredC
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    MY mistake, I will leave it as the additional...

    MY mistake, I will leave it as the additional info may be helpful to some. The fellow that took over the job says there was only one failure.
    I remember one failure was because the installer forgot...
  8. Thread: Muzzle brake?

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    I made muzzle brake blanks for a well known...

    I made muzzle brake blanks for a well known outfit. After a management change they went to 12L14 after using Stress Proof for years. I quit working for them after the management change, a few years...
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    Using a threading insert is my go to way for...

    Using a threading insert is my go to way for cutting a few parts, I end up facing both ends to clean up the angles left on the ends by the threading tool.
    The saw can finish the ends flat to less...
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    Somma used to show "fish tail cutters" in their...

    Somma used to show "fish tail cutters" in their catalog specifically made for tubing cut off. It was easy with their circular cut off tools. Inserts would have to be custom ground.
    If not other work...
  11. Thread: Old vice grips

    by FredC
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    Somewhere around 15 years ago MSC would have...

    Somewhere around 15 years ago MSC would have special prices on packs of vice grips, Channel Locks and such. Just checked my shelf and I have an unopened pack of Channel Locks but I had only bought...
  12. Since the winches are safety related and failure...

    Since the winches are safety related and failure of a soldered joint could cause death or injury you might have a good case for continuing to use leaded solder. If not there have been a lot of...
  13. Just got an email from a customer and the last 4...

    Just got an email from a customer and the last 4 items are new and I need to certify that my products are "safe" with lower than the limits. I do not know what they are so can I say they are not in...
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    Sometimes working on the ranch I step in stuff. I...

    Sometimes working on the ranch I step in stuff. I would rather not but sometimes it happens. If the ban was unwarranted then the one that did the banning needs to avoid stepping in stuff again. If...
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    I have a couple of carbide Vermont Gage class X...

    I have a couple of carbide Vermont Gage class X gages. Just find a supplier that handles them. Phone number on the certificate, maybe they sell direct.
    802-868-2701
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    It is probably just the laminations vibrating in...

    It is probably just the laminations vibrating in the "iron" cores. I would think a wicking grade Loctite would get between the laminations and keep them from vibrating. After applying the Loctite put...
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    Depends on what the friend means by stoning. If...

    Depends on what the friend means by stoning. If it is just rounding over the cutting edge to make the end dull it is now a dull tool. I break the edges on all the cutters I run by honing a 45 WITH...
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    As someone who has about 10 lathes (I lost count)...

    As someone who has about 10 lathes (I lost count) I say get both, you can not have too many lathes. Maybe not enough space, but never too many lathes!
  19. Oh, it can get worse. Early in Jan. I was...

    Oh, it can get worse. Early in Jan. I was watching TV and heard some enormous engines slowing down. Went outside and could see wing lights under the cloud deck. Went back in for a while thinking I...
  20. Looked up how to clear browser history and it...

    Looked up how to clear browser history and it worked,
    THANKS.
  21. This thread seems to have run its course, so I do...

    This thread seems to have run its course, so I do not feel bad about hijacking it. Can others view this YouTube video I posted on youtube?
    I get a message to try again later. Not sure if it is my...
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    It is fairly easy to order them from MSC. I have...

    It is fairly easy to order them from MSC. I have done it and did not think they were too expensive. Also you can find a distributor and order Deltronics class X gauges for less than $10.00 each,...
  23. Chip Chester, that was easy. First selection was...

    Chip Chester, that was easy. First selection was move to folder, if you create folders to organize and store important messages do the folders contribute to the capacity limit?
  24. Thread: API thread

    by FredC
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    Sam, You might want to ask this question in the...

    Sam, You might want to ask this question in the general forum. I do not have any knowledge of these threads but 4GSR and others in that part of the forum may be able to help. This particular thread...
  25. PM sent. I had to clear out messages. Have not...

    PM sent. I had to clear out messages. Have not found out how to selectively delete them. Made copies I think, then deleted all.
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