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by Harold_V
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

Terminology is being trampled here. A dividing head is not an indexing head, nor is an indexing head a dividing head. Of the two, a dividing head provides unlimited indexing, while an indexing head generally has preselected stops. Both are useful, but not necessarily interchangeable. A rotary table ...
by Harold_V
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

I am familiar with the 295° caustic black oxide (I've done it several times), but not at all familiar with what you call rust bluing. However, your response makes it perfectly clear why a barrel would be plugged, and I thank you for that. Sure does make sense.

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by Harold_V
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53706

Re: 12" working railroad

Yeah, it turned to rain, and melted considerably, but as night came, it cooled down and started snowing again, which it is still doing. We now have more than 24" on the ground.
Will it never end?

H
by Harold_V
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

On the subject---plugging the bore of a weapon before bluing. Is that really necessary? It is known that black oxide does not alter the size of an object so treated. Is there any particular reason one would plug the bore? Inquiring minds want to know!

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by Harold_V
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

Glad to read you enjoyed success, Russ. And I understand that you may not know what really resolved the problem. In talking with Mike (the owner of the board) I mentioned that I think I experienced an issue or two with sending, but it was so long ago that my memory has grown dim. It did, however, te...
by Harold_V
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

I really wanted to delete this stuff. That's why the delete button was removed from the board by administration. Too many untimely second thoughts, with posts deleted, often ruining the value of a thread. Once posted, unless it violates our few simple rules, comments should not be removed. The best...
by Harold_V
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53706

Re: 12" working railroad

were in full Blizzard mode right now. Indeed we are! My wife went out to feed the birds this morning and thought she'd like to know how much snow we had. A yardstick stuck in the existing snow showed 18" one attempt, and 20" for the other. For folks who live where snow is commonplace, I realize tha...
by Harold_V
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

Russ, If you wish, you can send me test messages via PM to verify how it's working. earlgo Thanks for posting the screen shot. My comments here reflect my personal choices. I do not expect others to share my views. That said, I hate the choice you've selected. I find it cumbersome and not very user ...
by Harold_V
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

For the record, I use the Allan style SUBSILVER as my board choice. I have not experienced any issues with sending or receiving private messages, and that feature gets used extensively by me as a moderator. My question is---is your experience related to the board choice you've selected? This issue r...
by Harold_V
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

I have not heard from him for several days. He commented that the device he uses is not user friendly, and that he may not send messages. I have chosen to not bother him, but welcome anything he cares to share. I'll make mention if I hear any news.

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by Harold_V
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

I just sent two private messages, each with just a single hit of the send button. Both show in my outbox. (They're to you, Mike). It will be interesting to see what's causing the variable methods required to send PM's.

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by Harold_V
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

Interesting comment on the PM's. I'll notify management with the hopes that there's a simple fix.

H