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  1. Maybe a gumbo limbo or a melaleuca? I wouldn't think either of those would have that nice of a burl though.
  2. Yes, much better tool life. As to a better finish, a brand new HSS end mill will give just as good a finish to begin with, but as it dulls so will the finish. Where these really do well is on CNCs with correct coolant flows, speed, and RPM rates. Than you can often quadruple the life of the tool, but with a manual mill I don’t think it is worth the extra money.
  3. They are metal chop sticks for moving coals on a grill, maybe?
  4. Oh, looks like you are correct. I was wondering why it had a skeleton hammer. Thanks for clearing that up.
  5. Yes, poor 1911. I couldn't help but notice that it looks like the hammer is back on it too.
  6. This has been my only ride for a few years now.
  7. I think this is the one I bought My link I also picked up a 2 thermocouples for under $10 off of ebay. I had planed on making my HT forge temp controlled so I got one that I could hook up to a relay in the future. It has worked fine for a few years now. Willman
  8. Ellis no longer owns High temp tools, but it is still in business. My link . you may be able to find out if they are still selling the same stuff. Willman
  9. Willman


    Sharp shinned hawks are very cool. I’ve had them follow only a couple feet behind me well I’m mowing and eat all the bugs that get scared up. They seem quite smart, and don’t scare easy.
  10. Bill Hoffman is right. Gun gum is made by Holt Lloyd of the UK as an exhaust repair paste Holts. It doesn’t look like they have any distributors in the US. You could try a similar exhaust repair paste but I’m not sure what would be in it
  11. There really isn't much of a difference in traction between the two unless you, as someone else mentioned, knurl the wheel. I would not worry about wear to the outer surface; the inner surface is a different story though. With aluminum you will need a good slip fit or press fit, preferably on a keyed shaft, to keep the side load from wallowing out the hole. If the motor shaft is threaded it will be very hard to remove all run out. Willman
  12. I would go with brazing. Mig welding tends to cause grain growth in high carbon steels. Willman
  13. If that is the temp you have been using than i would still go with it. It does not matter if it is differentially hardened or not.
  14. That's 180 Celsius, right? Even if it is, that may still be a little low.
  15. Nice work, you have good control with that angle grinder. Dave, you can get a variable speed one for an air compressor, but they will use a lot of air. Willman
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