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by Metalman
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Remington front sling swivel mounting screw threads
Replies: 18
Views: 4754

Re: Remington front sling swivel mounting screw threads

You may have looked already but did you try Brownells?
by Metalman
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 front strap machine checkering?
Replies: 7
Views: 2474

Re: 1911 front strap machine checkering?

Here is a brief video of the machine process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XBCVfa91-E The fixtures and tooling are too big of an investment to do one or two pistols. Even the specialty files to do it by hand are kind of not worth it. Unless someone wants to do it for the personal satisfaction of...
by Metalman
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 front strap machine checkering?
Replies: 7
Views: 2474

1911 front strap machine checkering?

Anyone here have experience with machine (mill) checkering the front strap on a 1911 frame? I'm not looking to invest in the specialized fixtures just entertaining the idea of doing two of my own frames, both aluminum. It may not be worth it don't know. On one of the guns I'm almost better off selli...
by Metalman
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mitutoyo 6" digital caliper
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: Mitutoyo 6" digital caliper

I'm on my second 500-196-30. First one lasted 2-3 years then went berserk. Long Island Indicator said they can't be fixed or won't fix them. Bought them both from McMaster-Carr. Don't know why the first one died it was never abused or dropped. Hope the new one lasts longer. You get spoiled with thes...
by Metalman
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Sharpening slotting bit
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: Sharpening slotting bit

Looking at the link;, MetalMan built a #10 and I was describing a #3. Looking at the side view of a #3 , you can see the slight taper of the slotting faces. I needed to actually see how they did that. There is .007" taper over .425" length of one side. Not much but required. That at least gives me ...
by Metalman
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Sharpening slotting bit
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: Sharpening slotting bit

Thanks Steve. What Frank did to concave his broach is pretty much what I was thinking. But in reality hand grinding and going one corner at a time would likely work OK. I wouldn't mind having one of those rotary broach systems but it seems the good ready made ones a expensive and I don't have justif...
by Metalman
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Sharpening slotting bit
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: Sharpening slotting bit

The bit in the holder is HSS, I don't think my HHS drills would work. The length is the tool material as I bought it, yes too long. I need about 1" sticking out of the holder on the finished tool, In the photo it's sticking out 1.75". Russ, are you saying I'll need some relief ground in above the cu...
by Metalman
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Sharpening slotting bit
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Sharpening slotting bit

I have a project that requires me to broach round holes to square in some bronze door hardware. The plan is to use the Bridgeport slotting unit. I have no tooling for it never used it. So after some google searching I ordered some 3/16 high speed steel and made a tool holder from some 1144. Looks li...
by Metalman
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Thought the motor went in the lathe
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Thought the motor went in the lathe

Went to use the lathe Monday and it wouldn't start, just hummed. Odd it was working fine Saturday. It's three phase and I thought the motor was shot, original 1948 far as I know. Too busy with other things to deal with it my neighbor called to ask if I had 220, he didn't. I did have 220 single phase...
by Metalman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Panhead rebuild project...
Replies: 53
Views: 16413

Re: Panhead rebuild project...

I see it the same as you. I'm sure I could do the motor work if I wanted "BUT" don't have the special tools and fixtures, it would take a lot longer and there would be the risk of making a rookie mistake. I've heard good about Truett and Osborn Cycle.
by Metalman
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Glue to replace Liquid Nails
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Need Glue to replace Liquid Nails

Gorilla glue worked on a pair of Timberland boots.
by Metalman
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Panhead rebuild project...
Replies: 53
Views: 16413

Re: Panhead rebuild project...

l missed the scale on that, looking at them next to the keys I see what you mean. I hate when things like that show up, almost as bad as launching an unforeseen spring across the shop never to be seen again!