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by Al_Messer
Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holding small parts
Replies: 14
Views: 4212

Re: holding small parts

Good on yer, Mate!!

Al
by Al_Messer
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Mill Scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: Dealing with Mill Scale

I use Hot Rolled Steel on most of my projects. I just clamp it up in the Shaper vise, set the depth of cut to about .035", feed rate of about 20 thou., Medium speed and turn it on and forget it. Tool contacts from the edge where the scale is already gone and flakes the rest of it out of its way as i...
by Al_Messer
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: my project
Replies: 960
Views: 152908

Re: my project

I am constantly amazed at your skill! You are living proof that you do not have to have a large industrial grade machine in order to make perfect parts!! Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!!

Al
by Al_Messer
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bending Inconel Tubing for Radiant Superheater
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Bending Inconel Tubing for Radiant Superheater

How did the job turn out! Curious people want to know.

Al
by Al_Messer
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finished... The Right Way
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Re: Finished... The Right Way

Good looking job!!
by Al_Messer
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brought CNC Mill Home... Won't fit in shop!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Re: Brought CNC Mill Home... Won't fit in shop!!!

Make a couple of "witness" marks with a center punch or cold chisel to relocate it properly.
by Al_Messer
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: machine a weld
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

Re: machine a weld

If you have access to a Shaper, this would be a piece of cake with a HSS tool bit ground to the desired radius.
by Al_Messer
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bending Inconel Tubing for Radiant Superheater
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Bending Inconel Tubing for Radiant Superheater

I've never tried it with Inconel, but Salt packed into a Copper tube and the ends plugged can be bent around a mandrel and the Salt dissolved afterwards in hot Water. Good luck and please let us know the outcome.

Al
by Al_Messer
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Ruger Type I pistol jector problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2731

Re: Ruger Type I pistol jector problem

I think that you are on the right track in trying to alter the Extractor instead of jumping in on the bolt face. Every semi-auto .22 I have ever fooled with had a little slop in the bolt face but as long as the "hook" can fully engage the rim, you will be O.K.

Al
by Al_Messer
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: my project
Replies: 960
Views: 152908

Re: my project

I know exactly how you feel. I had my buddy "Ears" for about 18 years. I missed him so much that I bought a Dachshund puppy a few months later. A new puppy sure does make a difference----!

Al
by Al_Messer
Wed May 25, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Ruger Type I pistol jector problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2731

Re: Ruger Type I pistol jector problem

I would suspect that the extractor hook is worn, like has already been noted. Give it a good cleaning, especially the bolt face and the recess where the extractor and its plunger and spring are located before investing in a new bolt. Also make sure that the ammo is not dirty. Good luck and please ke...
by Al_Messer
Fri May 20, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: my project
Replies: 960
Views: 152908

Re: my project

Glad to see you machining again!! Best wishes for everything else as well!!

Al