Firearms

Vintage firearms, adding better sights to existing weapons, building working firearms and scratch-building projects

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Machine Tools / Welding

My ‘Man Cave’ is my garage. I put together a small machine shop consisting of a Lathe and a Milling Machine along with TIG, MIG and O/A welders. I design and build all kinds of stuff out there. Check out some of the projects I’m working on.

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RV PROJECTS

RV Toy Hauler Projects, Travel Trailers, Camping Trailer, Dodge Diesel, RV WiFi, RV Cellular

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GARDEN TRACTOR TO ELECTRIC CONVERSION / JOHN DEERE 214

If you saw the other article I wrote a month ago about the TORO “Lawn” Tractor that I converted to electric, you saw that the “Operation was a success….But the patient died!” The little “Lawn” tractor’s transmission and tiny axles could not stand up to the massive instantaneous torque of the Motenergy ME1004, 13HP, electric

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SPRUNGER RD33 Radial Drill Press Refurbish

I’ve always wanted to add a Radial Drill Press to the shop. But any that I looked at were either too expensive or “boat anchor” junk. Perusing FaceBook Marketplace I saw what looked like a reasonable condition radial drill press and only $125….and close by. A phone call confirmed it was still available so without

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Bore Guide For The 17hmr Rifle…$29.95

PROPER 17HMR BORE GUIDE!

When Hornady developed the 17HMR rimfire cartridge, they really hit a home-run! And the rifle manufacturers turned out a plethora of rifles to chamber it.

But unlike the 22RF cartridge, which many seasoned shooters will tell you, might never need to have the bore scrubbed, the 17HMR with its “real” copper jacketed bullet and its extreme velocity, needs bore cleaning often.

The problem is, no one makes a “proper” bore guide for this type of rifle. Most 17HMR rifles are nothing more than 22RFM rifles with a 17cal barrel. And many of these 22RF rifles have one issue when you try to use a standard bore guide that protects the delicate chamber edge and the bottle neck area of the chamber. A fixed ejector is in the way.

This little “shark fin” is right in line with the chamber and is fixed. It doesn’t move out of the way. Therefore the bore guide you might use for your centerfire rifles will not pass by and work in this rifle.

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