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    Maker of Gilkes Ross Action Dies

    A good friend of mine passed away last night (11-10-19). His name was Bill Rodgers. I realize that many people here may not know him, but he was one of the best machinist in the country. He produced the Gilkes Ross actions, accessories for our dynamic balancers, and items for the medical industry for performing surgery on the inner ear. He worked with us yearly at the annual PRI trade show typically in Indianapolis. That show, known as Performance Racing Industry is one month away. I will really miss Bill. Here is the action: https://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek035.html

    Michael

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    Wow!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mturner View Post
    A good friend of mine passed away last night (11-10-19). His name was Bill Rodgers. I realize that many people here may not know him, but he was one of the best machinist in the country. He produced the Gilkes Ross actions, accessories for our dynamic balancers, and items for the medical industry for performing surgery on the inner ear. He worked with us yearly at the annual PRI trade show typically in Indianapolis. That show, known as Performance Racing Industry is one month away. I will really miss Bill. Here is the action: https://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek035.html

    Michael
    Thanks for this info. Bill was the Einstein of the machinists. A great loss for us.

    Best,
    Virg

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    I will start a new thread concerning the auctioning off of Bill's machine shop equipment. I will provide dates and whatever I can concerning the details of the machines and tooling, and raw materials. This may just be a highlight of what is actually available.

    Michael
    Last edited by mturner; 11-20-2019 at 02:36 PM.

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