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by Gerald C
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Reaming a tube
Replies: 27
Views: 8182

Re: Reaming a tube

I have done just what refinery mike said to do. cut a hardwood dowel to just under bore size, then mill or file down just under half diameter of the dowel take a file and mill down one face smooth leave the other side alone. now mill both thin sides down to just under bore size. to use, you start wi...
by Gerald C
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine held in your hand
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

engine held in your hand

watch this master machinist make a 12 cyl. eng. !!!!



http://www.wimp.com/tiniestengine/

Gerald C
by Gerald C
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling long stock between centers
Replies: 17
Views: 2154

Re:Milling long stock between centers

I just got done making my own tapered barrel. you buy a barrel blank of the proper cal. then I put it in a four jaw chuck on my lathe and dial it in using a pin gauge in the bore. to the nearist .ooo5" then using a spyder on the other end of the spindal dial the other end in then go back and forth u...
by Gerald C
Sat May 29, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A poll ****** PLEASE READ*******
Replies: 101
Views: 8931

Re: A poll ****** PLEASE READ*******

Harrol, the larger size I would like to see.



Gerald C
by Gerald C
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: I just thought I would brag a little
Replies: 19
Views: 2412

Re: I just thought I would brag a little

We just did 50, met in high school ran away, still going strong, headed for Africa in may!

Gerald C
by Gerald C
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difference between hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders?
Replies: 41
Views: 6967

bike steering

A long time ago I took 2 air cyclinders same size 1" x 10" hooked one end to the outboard 15hp and filled and bled the system one was the steering the other worked the motor. worked great, there was no mech. adv. because they were both the same size.

Gerald C.
by Gerald C
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hydronic heating
Replies: 23
Views: 3070

heat pump

Jack, We are on well water ,have a septic tank, our total electric bill runs about $150.00 per month, execpt in Jan. then it goes up to $300.00 due to running a christmas display that is computer controlled. We run in excess of 50,000 lights that runs 4 hrs. every night.

Gerald C.
by Gerald C
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hydronic heating
Replies: 23
Views: 3070

heat pumps

I've had a geothemal system for 9 years now , it works great . we had to use two wells to make it work one for the water and the other for the dump, the well are 72 feet deep, our house is,2500sq.ft per level , we have two levels, the system gives us heat for winter and AC for the summer. when we di...
by Gerald C
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: drilling angle holes on a lathe.
Replies: 16
Views: 17153

drilling angle holes on a lathe

Thedieter, the reason for the 5 deg. holes is to put the muzzle blast forward some what thus helping the bystanders . ( guide ) I do give up some recoil reduction for this benefit. Steve, the compound does the moving, I control the speed of the drill. for doing angle drilling, when drilling stright ...
by Gerald C
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: drilling angle holes on a lathe.
Replies: 16
Views: 17153

drill jig.

Dickeybird, no I don't post there so go ahead if you want to. Coal miner, have at it. that is why I posted the pic. I've gotton so much from this site I owe something back. Bill, I have a steven's 44 1/2 45/ 90 34 inch barell shoots 545 grain lead bullets at 1345 fps with black powder out to 1000 yd...
by Gerald C
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: drilling angle holes on a lathe.
Replies: 16
Views: 17153

drilling angle holes on a lathe.

Bill, I call it a drilling jig, It is built from 1.125 steel bar stock, I bored the front out to hold 2 bearings then turned the rest down to fit the boring bar holder, drilled a 3/8 hole and reamed to size. I then used 3/8" tool steel to hold the chuck, If you look just behind the chuck you see 2 t...
by Gerald C
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: drilling angle holes on a lathe.
Replies: 16
Views: 17153

drilling angle holes on a lathe.

I just got done putting a new barrel I chambered, for my Mark V Weatherby ( 375 H & H ). and I wanted to put a brake on it but the design called for a 5deg angle for the holes. I just got my mill trued up so I didn't want to tilt the head. So here is what I came up with. I mounted a timing wheel to ...