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Old 07-09-2016, 10:21 PM
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Mildred and I talked it over, she apologized for her twisted behavior, we agreed that it was probably caused by childhood abuse in her early development.
She needed a little bracing to help her cope with it.

1. Actually, I had anticipated this might be case so I had left an little tab over on the left side of the mounting plate.

2. But first I another decision to make. I did not want to weld any more to the bushing sleeve for fear of egg-shaping it or losing the fit to the bushings.
I decided to bore out another sleeve, press to fit the nutcracker sleeve.
Again I didn't have any kind of tube that could be modified for the job.
I gritted my teeth & sawed a chunk off this 2 inch bar from my scrapyard.

3. Back to the lathe to turn the rust off and face the ends.

4. On to the drill press with a hole saw. That was fun.
Finally, lots of Mildred & the boring bar. I have no idea what kind of steel this was but it was murder to work with.

5. It really did take a lot of time but we finally turned out a sleeve.
It is app. 2 1/2" long.
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