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    Screw head timing

    I'm making a new set of grips for this old Ruby. I will be cutting a new set of screws for the grips and I do intend to "Time" the screw heads. Any suggestions on the "proper" orientation for the screw slots? Should they be vertical, horizontal, or in line with the grips? Images follow.
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    Face Masks

    I do not want to get into an argument about staying safe and PPE. I just want to share something that came to me this morning. It is impossible for me to find any N95 masks to wear when I have to go grocery shopping. This site grabbed me by it’s simple, economical approach to home-made face...
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    Vacation pictures

    I know this is not related to anything we do, but the pictures are inspiring to me. I took them while scuba diving in the Cayman Islands. I have two pages of pictures on my site, they are only accessible thru the following links, and the Passwords are necessary. First page pictures taken on...
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    Off topic pictures

    I know this is way off topic, but this is where I get my inspiration. I have been scuba diving for over 40 years now, and every time I go it is still thrilling, always something new to see. I thought some of you might enjoy some of my pictures from my most recent trip to Grand Cayman. Use...
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    Ray Cover Bulino Class

    I just got back home from a 3 day Bulino Class with Ray Cover at his school in Potosi, MO. My head is just about to explode, lots covered and I really learned a TON!!! Of course Ray is a great teacher, and spent lots of time with each student explaining how to change our attempts to develop...
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    Practise plates

    A repetitive post of "Newbies" is 'What should I practice, or where to find something to practice.' With Sam Alfano's permission I am posting these for your personal use. The script is a derivative of Sam and Dr Joseph Vitolo. All the script and parts are reversed for direct transfer...
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    New use for parchment paper?

    I don't know if this has been covered before, but it is new to me and may be of some help to others. I've finally progressed to the point where Thermo-lock is necessary for work holding, and I did encounter a problem with initial heating and forming. That stuff is really sticky and it made a...

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