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About Anachronist58

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    In a Strange Land......

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    Alpine, California, and Santa Barbara County
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    Blacksmithing, Hammering, Bucking, Metals, Music, Mineralogy, Elutriation, Foundry, Pottery, Panning, Shooting,7.62 x 39, 7.62 x 54, Science, Humanity, Industrial Anthropology

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  1. There is more bonus consideration to be had. First, if you can see the butt end of the broken tool from the threaded end, you are in luck. If you can not, you may still be in luck. These Shrinkers are designed to be thermal cycled thousands of times... Bring the xxxxxx end to a low red heat, and the carbide may either fall out, or be drifted out. Be sure that the heat travels the length of the broken stub. Now you have a piece of 1" dia tungsten carbide with excellent hot working properties, as a fuller, for example. Shrinkers are coolant quenched in many systems, so the carbid
  2. Hello LaneSiders, could you post a pic of the broken tool end? It looks like a shrinker.... Robert Taylor
  3. Welshj, I am bypassing reading this whole thread, and just focusing on you. I am an undistinguished Cold War veteran, did three years, saw no combat, lost no military Brothers or Sisters. I have had unspeakable loss in my life, as a civilian, these losses from which I will never completely recover, nor would I ever want to. I will never let go of those whom I have lost, nor would I. Hold those who have gone before you, close to your, heart, this is the only way to keep the love alive. Just how I see it, Robert Taylor I will always be a Soldier, all trained up, and ready to go.
  4. That looks Pretty! Same one I have. I am In front of my fly more often than any other tool. Can not wait to start doing hot work on it, this winter, hopefully. Makes a great bench vise, by the way! Congratulations! Robert Taylor
  5. May your trench be free of boulders, and none rest on your shoulders! Robert Taylor
  6. Many thinly chrome plated items are prone to have pinhole defects. The rust blooms through these defects, making patterns typical of what we are seeing here. Proceed with caution.... Robert Taylor
  7. Looks miighty tastey, Shabumi. Started Restoration three sets of ball slide/rail assys from a scrapped Kearney Trecker NC mill. Ball slides are very forgiving of corrosin, up to a certain limit. Robert Taylor
  8. One day, Jennifer, I will read this thread from start to <......>, and it will read like an epic novel.. Not Kidding. As I struggle with my piecemeal operation: I am assembling a fabrication shop, but neglected to put up a building, I believe it will, indeed, be quite splendid. And that is part of the inspiration that keeps me going. Your accomplishment is a thrill to me, and greatly appreciated...... Robert Taylor
  9. Is that what you really think? Or is it just off color humor? Robert Taylor
  10. did they ever have six point rock drills? Could be a dressing tool as such? Robert Taylor
  11. I suppose one could build an adobe arch, into which the burner may be set... what of a beehive, an horno....... Robert Taylor
  12. That one is a unique, one-off, custom crafted tool......
  13. Search images: Axial test indicator support. Robert Taylor
  14. The proper name escapes me at the moment, but the solid cylinder goes into the collet or chuck of a milling machine, or drill press,for example, and a test indicator into the bored cylinder end. then the machine spindle is rotated as the indicator tip is in contact with the table, thereby "tramming" the angular relationship between spindle and table. Many other uses..... No coffee yet, but definitely a test indicator attachment. Robert Taylor
  15. That is exactly what I thought, Balbasarado, you do not have to feel foolish alone! Robert Taylor
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