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by AllenH59
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: No good deed goes unpunished.
Replies: 3
Views: 593

No good deed goes unpunished.

So I bought a face mill, a 2" one with a R8 arbor, from Wish.com in China. It cost about $25 US to get it including shipping. It looks ok, and this eve I went out to the shop to give it a spin to see how well it worked. I already had a scrap of plate in the vise, so all I had to do was mount it and ...
by AllenH59
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 28
Views: 4528

Re: Power HACKSAW question

I went down town one day to buy a Right Hand brazed carbide lathe tool, and a 7x12" King bandsaw followed me home. The tool was about $7.. The saw was about $1100. Aside from complaints of some low blade quality, it is a great saw. When fabricating it is nice to make pieces fit.
by AllenH59
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 28
Views: 4528

Re: Power HACKSAW question

I went down town one day to buy a Right Hand brazed carbide lathe tool, and a 7x12" King bandsaw followed me home. The tool was about $7.. The saw was about $1100. Aside from complaints of some low blade quality, it is a great saw. When fabricating it is nice to make pieces fit.
by AllenH59
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where do you guys buy Band Saw Blades?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Where do you guys buy Band Saw Blades?

I live in Canada, and wonder where the best place to get 93x3/4" blades is. It seems that all the ones I buy are lower quality.
Thanks
by AllenH59
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Floating Reamer Holder.
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Floating Reamer Holder.

Gentlemen.... I have not chambered a barrel before, and am going to cut my teeth cutting Improved chambers in a couple bubba'd 6.5x55's. I have bought a reamer and a GO gauge, and and alignment rod and a set of pilots to align the barrel. I have the required measuring tools and will have no problem ...
by AllenH59
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 3667

Considering a DRO

Hi guys.. I watch on youtube with envy as guys machine with direct read outs, and am considering putting one one on my lathe. I am a bit pressed for space for the cross slide, as my tailstock butts right up to the side of the cross slide, and anything I put in there that added to the gap would mean ...
by AllenH59
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 2796

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

Lots of good ideas... I will put a 4x4 through the trusses and hang a block and tackle from it.
by AllenH59
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 2796

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

Yes, I should climb into the ceiling and put a 4x4 over the rafters. Really, now that I remember, I used to leave a 1" bar sticking out of it to hang onto while I am starting it on the threads. It is just a cheap chuck, I paid about $200 for it from somewhere on the web.. But it is like having a fly...
by AllenH59
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 2796

My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

I have not needed to put the 12 inch chuck on for years, and it is on a threaded spindle so it has the backing plate weight also.. It used to be easier.
by AllenH59
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Mystery rifle a guy brought me
Replies: 18
Views: 18098

Re: Mystery rifle a guy brought me

That looks a lot like the bolt from my 71/84 mauser. It is 11mm, or .446 Cal. Mine is a repeater, the single shot one was the model 71
by AllenH59
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: rotary table
Replies: 10
Views: 7264

Re: rotary table

I have an 8" rotary, the cheap grizzly one, and I bought an 8" 4 jaw chuck and mounted it to it. It is extremely handy. I have a 3617 mill..
by AllenH59
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Enfield p14 question
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

Re: Enfield p14 question

I have a 300 WM with a .311 bore I had a smith chamber what was a 303 BR for me. I hand load .311 bullets for it, it is a wonderful rifle. enjoy your project.