Jan 27, 2015

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Winchester 1873 “Saddle Ring Rifle” r...

I just love these old rifles!  A few weeks ago a fellow on one of the Cowboy Action forums offered up a real “project” Winchester 1873 rifle for a ridiculous low price. The last thing I needed was another project, but I simply couldn’t resist. My 12 step firearms purchasing program is not working to well! Here is the picture the seller posted: He was extremely...

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Jan 24, 2015

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MachTach Metal Lathe Tachometer Build

A while back I converted my Jet 12 X 36 metal lathe to DC variable speed drive. Since then I’ve wanted to add some type of tachometer so I could see the actual speed the main spindle was rotating. I tried using a bicycle speedometer with a magnetic pickup with reasonable results. But calibrating it for my particular lathe was difficult and it didn’t return the accuracy...

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Jan 2, 2015

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Bandsaw conversion to DC drive…...

I have a horizontal bandsaw for cutting steel stock to length. It is an...

Jan 2, 2015

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Metal Lathe DC Motor Conversion R...

A few years ago I purchased a 1985 vintage JET 12 X 36 BD metal...

Jan 2, 2015

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How NOT to throw your lathe chuck ke...

Like many of you Home Shop Machinists, shop space is at a premium. My shop...

Dec 30, 2014

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Power Feed Modification on JET 12X36...

I have a JET 12 X 36 BD lathe of 1985 vintage. It a wonderful lathe for the...

Dec 20, 2014

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Bore Guide For The 17hmr Rifle…...

  PROPER 17HMR BORE GUIDE! When Hornady developed the 17HMR rimfire...

Dec 9, 2014

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S&W 3rd Model Target / 38-44 Re...

A few weeks ago I received a call from my local gun shop. They know I’m...

Dec 4, 2014

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A Ballad about a Ballard…

Here is a quick story about my Ballard single shot rifle. I’m a nut...

Sep 25, 2014

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Cz-527 Rifle Magazine Conversion

We perform a modification to the magazine and the trigger guard on the CZ-527...

Jun 28, 2014

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Rifle Barrel Sanding Jig

I built a simple barrel sanding device that mounts on my lathe and using power...

Jun 19, 2014

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LEE 1000 Modifications

I currently shoot Cowboy Action. This sport uses huge amount of ammo. A...