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    Here is one i made for a hot rod truck project....

    Here is one i made for a hot rod truck project. Mine was laser burned from 3/16 stainless and assembled using 3/16 stainless rods and wood slabs. The wood didn't hold up so I wrapped over the it with...
  2. WD-40 really isn't a very good rust preventative,...

    WD-40 really isn't a very good rust preventative, except in short term use before it oxidizes off the surface. Works great for cleaning road tar off your car though.
    Copper has fluxing properties...
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    Sticky: Because I burn coal, I have to have my furnace...

    Because I burn coal, I have to have my furnace outside, so I set up and pour outside also. My molding bench is just inside the door.
  4. That's great info, the next step is a salt spray...

    That's great info, the next step is a salt spray test to see if it actually keeps the metal from rusting. I'm guessing that your copper/zinc stuff is for spot welding where the primer must not...
  5. I drilled a small hole in my finger once, don't...

    I drilled a small hole in my finger once, don't know why I had my finger behind the board I was drilling through. I will do most anything to avoid using screws that require a flat screwdriver, the...
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    Hmmmm, never thought of using silver solder. I...

    Hmmmm, never thought of using silver solder. I didn't mean you would have trouble finding blades, just the good bi-metal ones
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    All I know, is I've been on the internet for over...

    All I know, is I've been on the internet for over 20 years (have changed IPs a few times) and I don't get spam from anywhere, but I also don't sign up for anything on a clickbait or porn sight.
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    A jet? I've seen these labeled from several...

    A jet? I've seen these labeled from several companies, mine being a Jet. They are quite serviceable but finding good blades is impossible. The only way is to buy a roll of good bandsaw blade...
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    Out of all the forums I post on, none have the...

    Out of all the forums I post on, none have the https, so I don't think this is a problem, the only places that do (my favorites) are my bank, ebay, and youtube
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    What Rasper said!

    What Rasper said!
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    That problem would be easily solved by one of the...

    That problem would be easily solved by one of the freshly swaged bullets!
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    Many years ago I worked with a bench rest shooter...

    Many years ago I worked with a bench rest shooter to build bullet swaging dies. He wanted to drop a lead slug in the die, then apply pressure to form the slug to the die cavity, there was a vent to...
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    Pretty fancy for a home use machine, common...

    Pretty fancy for a home use machine, common technology on production robots. Unfortunately, more whistles and bells in this case mean a steeper learning curve. (you still have to know how to weld)
    I...
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    Yes, incomplete combustion will give you a very...

    Yes, incomplete combustion will give you a very acrid exhaust gas. I've smelled it around poorly maintained forklifts, burns your eyes.
  15. Mine is in my entertainment center, grand kids...

    Mine is in my entertainment center, grand kids use it to watch tapes that were acquired for their parents when they were little. Life moves slowly at my house.
  16. Having worked for a company that built machines...

    Having worked for a company that built machines around the induction heating principle, (Foil sealing, bolt heat treating, glue curing, etc) There is a lot to getting it set up so it is efficient....
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    Chisels are usually just plain high carbon steel,...

    Chisels are usually just plain high carbon steel, but for simplicity, I would go to McMaster-Carr and buy either A-2 or S-7 in the size I needed. Both are air hardening, so you don't have to fool...
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    In my opinion you would have to get your original...

    In my opinion you would have to get your original part perfect to mold a perfect press form. If you have a perfect part, then you wouldn't have to copy it. Sounds to me like a cat chasing its tail....
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    Bet that shakes the mill a bit when you get it...

    Bet that shakes the mill a bit when you get it wound up. Do you put a weight on the back side to keep it near balance?
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    Yeah, Rasper gets it. The hole in the screw is...

    Yeah, Rasper gets it. The hole in the screw is sized so a crowbar fits in it and you walk around the jack pushing on the crowbar. this is how houses got lifted/moved in the old days. I've used little...
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    David, is it possible that your sand is different...

    David, is it possible that your sand is different (coarser/finer) and you have to adjust your SS to match the sand? In concrete pouring a 2" aggregate requires less cement powder than 1 1/2 aggregate...
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    I was thinking of electroplating pure aluminum...

    I was thinking of electroplating pure aluminum over the unknown cast aluminum part, that should give good material on the surface for anodizing.
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    Just a dumb question, being small jewelry pieces...

    Just a dumb question, being small jewelry pieces can one electroplate with pure aluminum, then anodize?
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    My one experience with anodizing cast aluminum...

    My one experience with anodizing cast aluminum was cast tooling plate, it was supposed to end up black anodized, but turned out somewhere between grey and brown and blotchy. We were warned before...
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    I'm really cheap so everything is home made....

    I'm really cheap so everything is home made.
    Crucible is made from 6" pipe
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    Lifter in middle, hook for pouring on left, skimmer on right all made from rebar
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