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    I agree. This was never meant to be a contest....

    I agree. This was never meant to be a contest. I'm just giddy at the run out on the indicator! :cool: That's old school American quality, right there.
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    Apparently there's a third spindle, with a 1.375...

    Apparently there's a third spindle, with a 1.375 bore and a sb taper that has to have an adapter to use 5c collects. I have that one.😃
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    My personal preference is a 8-9 ogive on a .925...

    My personal preference is a 8-9 ogive on a .925 jacket. Ymmv.
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    From what I've read, some of that might be...

    From what I've read, some of that might be backward. Mine has the 1-3/8 bore and is not directly compatible with 5c collects but I have the adapter with this machine that bushes the sb spindle taper...
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    Here's a couple of pics of the bed and leveling...

    Here's a couple of pics of the bed and leveling screw on the tail stock end. The leveling screw is at the red metal tag. It appears to be a simple Jack screw.

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    I'm out running errands but will try to post a...

    I'm out running errands but will try to post a pic later. As I understand, this is exclusive to what SB called their "precision" series of the 10L. Another feature is the headstock is non adjustable...
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    Well, I got the lathe in the shop. Running it off...

    Well, I got the lathe in the shop. Running it off of a terribly noisy phase converter at the moment but plan on using a a single to 3 phase vfd asap.

    Nevertheless, this is pretty impressive for...
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    Thanks! The best thing is that it appears to be...

    Thanks! The best thing is that it appears to be in excellent shape. I'll probably re-wick most of it and put it to work. It's smaller than I'm use to but I really needed a second manual lathe and...
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    Thanks for all the good feedback. If AXA is all...

    Thanks for all the good feedback. If AXA is all that I can use, then that's what it'll be. I do like the Multifix. I'll look at it further. I've used it or a similar one back when I worked in a real...
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    Brought home a Heavy 10

    Brought a nice little South Bend 10L home on Wednesday. I don't quite have it set up yet but I plan to put a quick change tool post on it. What are most using on this size machine? Does a BXA work...
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    Along with clearance and unsupported case,...

    Along with clearance and unsupported case, another aspect of this clearance is that it meters both gas and debris in the event of a ruptured case, that can escape the gap. Add enough pressure and...
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    Are you referring to diametrically or length?...

    Are you referring to diametrically or length? Anything is possible because humans are involved, but lengthwise, most prints have a + of like .005, minus nothing. Diameter SHOULD be much tighter...
  13. Thread: Steady rest

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    Threads are not supposed to be left full sharp....

    Threads are not supposed to be left full sharp. They each have a specification for flat width and height. Machinery's handbook is the Bible, in this context. Lots of very good self taught smiths cut...
  14. Thread: Shamrock day 1

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    Thanks Calvin! FWIW, here's the local current...

    Thanks Calvin! FWIW, here's the local current conditions as of noon eastern...with a storm headed their way.
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/dublin/31021/current-weather/332511
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    Who pulled your string? If I want your opinion,...

    Who pulled your string? If I want your opinion, I'll let ya know..k.
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    This is disappointing, seeing such...

    This is disappointing, seeing such misunderstanding of what tuners actually do, from someone held in such high esteem as yourself.

    Hopefully, you'll explain the science behind your claim about o...
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    Sounds like fun! I'll start making plans and look...

    Sounds like fun! I'll start making plans and look forward to meeting some new folks and putting names with faces.
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    I cant say that carbide makes a better bullet but...

    I cant say that carbide makes a better bullet but it should, due to less lube. Also, and particularly with 30s, ejection of the bullet from the point die can be an issue with steel dies. Someone may...
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    My tuners can be purchased through Reloading...

    My tuners can be purchased through Reloading International. They aren't as bas as they were a short while ago, but our infinitely wise gov't still sees them as a controlled gun part.
    Here's a link...
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    I wouldn't go that far:eek: but they do all work...

    I wouldn't go that far:eek: but they do all work on the same principle.
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    Judging by the December issue, she is gifted at...

    Judging by the December issue, she is gifted at this and did a wonderful job. I was pleasantly surprised with that issue and paid attention to the changes that were apparent with her influence.
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    I wouldn't totally dismiss this. It's amazing how...

    I wouldn't totally dismiss this. It's amazing how far scales have come in just a few years and the prices have dropped drastically, for what you get. I've got a $40 set of scales that it use to take...
  23. Thread: sizing dies

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    I use a die reamer that is .003" smaller than the...

    I use a die reamer that is .003" smaller than the chamber reamer. This yields a sized piece of brass that's about .0015 smaller at the shoulder and .0005-.0006 smaller at the web, opposed to a fire...
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    December Tuner Sale!!

    Wilbur, I hope this is ok. If not, please delete this post.

    I just posted a Christmas sale on our tuners in the classifieds. I'll be donating to Wilbur and this site, that has been the go to...
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    Only three things there to stop forward bolt...

    Only three things there to stop forward bolt travel..bbl tenon, bolt handle and the cocking piece/trigger sear. I suspect your problem is the latter. But..and it's a big one:p, you said .08. Is that...
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