Author Archives: Roy Bertalotto

FINAL VFD Install and Programming

I finally have my metal lathe and my milling machine operating the way I had envisioned it. I decided to convert both machines to three phase from a 220v Single Phase electrical supply. Using a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) and a three phase motor, this is very easily accomplished. There are dozens upon dozens of

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BLACK POWDER SHOTGUN RELOADS WITH ROLL CRIMP

I recently decided to try my hand at “Frontier Cartridge” category in the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting www.sassnet.com Frontier Cartridge requires the use of Black Powder in all the firearms used in this category. I’ll be shooting 38-40 cartridges in the revolvers and the lever action rifle, and loading for these is quite simple

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Truck Cap Camper…Modifications are needed!

On another post I outlined the entire renovation of a 50 year old Maine Camper truck cap and then taking it on a 10,000 mile cross country , two month long trip. Along the way various “Parking Lot” modifications were made to tweak the usability of the camper. But there was one major modification that

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Renovated Truck Cap Pickup Camper

Well, It’s done! Here’s the intro to this story. Over the years I’ve had four pickup truck campers. Two hard side and two soft side. My first “Soft Side” was really a “Soft Everything”! COX Campers made a small pop-up that fit in mini pickup trucks. Just like this but no chassis and wheels etc.

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AKITIKA Z4 Amplifier Kit Build

I had been reading lots of reviews on this amplifier kit offered by Dan Joffe who owns www.updatemydynaco.com and www.akitika.com . Update My Dynaco is exactly that. A source for all kinds of kits and parts to Update vintage Dynaco Solid State Amplifiers and Preamplifiers. AKITIKA is a site to purchase solid state amplifier and

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John Deere 316 Electric Conversion

This is my third gas powered Garden Tractor to Electric motor conversion. You can read all about the Toro and John Deere 214 conversions on this web page. http://rvbprecision.com/machine-tools-welding/garden-tractor-to-electric-conversion-john-deere-214.html The John Deere 214 was a great success. Fantastic power, long battery life and just a joy to use around my property. But I wanted to

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Bore Guide For The 17hmr Rifle…

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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SASS WILD BUNCH 1911 MAGAZINE PAD

Recently the group that oversees the “WILD BUNCH” shooting competition over at the “Single Action Shooting Society” modified the rules on 1911 magazine modifications and now allow a leather magazine pad on the bottom of our 1911 magazines. These can be bought a Mernickle Holsters and they are beautiful…https://www.mernickleholsters.com/ And you can even have your

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