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  1. I reckon you've used your luck up for the day. ...

    I reckon you've used your luck up for the day. Best to lay low and heal.

    GsT (Never won the lottery and never will, unless I find the winning ticket in the parking lot - because I have some...
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    I've got a 24" x 36" and there have been many...

    I've got a 24" x 36" and there have been many times that I've wanted something bigger. Upgraded lights are a must no matter what you get. If I had it to do over again, I'd go larger, maybe 48" x...
  3. You know you've arrived when your Y-axis has...

    You know you've arrived when your Y-axis has power feed...

    GsT
  4. My condolences to the law-abiding people of Canada

    Those who think it doesn't matter because they don't like ARs, AKs or Mini14s (who likes Mini14s?) are completely missing the boat. Not only are the aforementioned arms just as interesting,...
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    Clean the scale well. Pay special attention to...

    Clean the scale well.

    Pay special attention to the agate blocks the beam seats in and the knife edges on the beam.

    Make sure you're set up on a firm, level surface.

    Test with check weights....
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    I meant to comment - I got a chuckle out of that...

    I meant to comment - I got a chuckle out of that as well - "The gun shoots great if you ignore the bad shots!". Still, that doesn't necessarily condemn the product - you just can't take a...
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    Found this

    There are some pictures, including a cutaway here: http://www.thegunmag.com/patent-pending-chamber-system-offers-new-bolt-gun-technology/.

    You can download a PDF of the patent by going to...
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    That's fantastic. Reminds me of the H&H rifle...

    That's fantastic. Reminds me of the H&H rifle video. Thanks for sharing Butch!

    GsT
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    Thanks! That's a very interesting observation. ...

    Thanks! That's a very interesting observation.

    GsT
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    I've tested a few...

    First, on quantification. I am very much a fan of quantifying things. One of my favorite quotes is from Sir Kelvin (William Thompson):



    HOWEVER, numbers are meaningless without an...
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    I get a board error as well. GsT

    I get a board error as well.

    GsT
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    So are you cutting your dies with reamers, boring...

    So are you cutting your dies with reamers, boring bar, or ??? Inquiring minds and all that.

    GsT
  13. Thread: Pillars

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    Do you not do anything to compress and hold the...

    Do you not do anything to compress and hold the action (rubber bands, etc.) into the bedding?

    Thanks,

    GsT
  14. Thread: Pillars

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    Thanks for these posts Al. In what way is Pro...

    Thanks for these posts Al. In what way is Pro Bed the best?

    GsT
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    I'm very interested in seeing more. And thanks...

    I'm very interested in seeing more. And thanks for what you have posted!

    GsT
  16. You can get an accurate distance with a hiker's...

    You can get an accurate distance with a hiker's GPS.

    If different rangefinders give you different answers, then all but one, or all of them are wrong. That could be due to unfavorable conditions...
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    Why is that? This is the first time I've heard...

    Why is that? This is the first time I've heard that advice.

    GsT
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    Thanks for your replies Dan, good stuff! GsT

    Thanks for your replies Dan, good stuff!

    GsT
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    Thanks for that! I think I've learned a few...

    Thanks for that! I think I've learned a few things (in a book-learning, not skill-developing sort of sense). Hopefully you'll entertain some dumb questions. Can you explain "Helium for increase in...
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    The problem with using the tailstock (though it...

    The problem with using the tailstock (though it may not be a problem) is that any misalignment between tailstock and spindle persists. You can put something in the spindle and dial it to zero...
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    How are you checking shoulder-to-tenon...

    How are you checking shoulder-to-tenon perpendicularity? I can see this going a dozen different ways...

    GsT
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    It's entirely dependent on how much and how...

    It's entirely dependent on how much and how aggressively you inlet the stock prior to bedding. Bedding is like wiring, it's way better to have way too much than to have a tiny bit too little. I...
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    I have seen that very thing ambitiously applied...

    I have seen that very thing ambitiously applied across all dimensions in drawings where +/- 0.025 would have been fine just about everywhere. OTOH, there's an argument to be made that expressing a...
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    Well, I'd be a liar if I said I'd tried it, but...

    Well, I'd be a liar if I said I'd tried it, but having given it a little thought, here's my thinking: the straight tip on my Co-Ax (Blake) is ~1.3" long and fairly thick. After that you hit the...
  25. Thread: will this work ?

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    Huge +1. I recently moved, which means I...

    Huge +1.

    I recently moved, which means I sorted through my 'stuff'. I had tools and gauges I don't even recognize. People tell me I have a good memory, but my recollection of my own tooling says...
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