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Old 01-20-2020, 01:06 PM
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My vote is for dark grey.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:39 PM
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Yup, machine grey.
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:34 PM
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Is the old handle hardened and/or machinable? I may need your help handling something...
It cut easily on the band saw.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:08 PM
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It cut easily on the band saw.


Not something that one would really want to have hardened. Better to bend if overloaded versus snap if it was hardened. A case hardening could be okay, no real advantage though from what I can think of.


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Not something that one would really want to have hardened. Better to bend if overloaded versus snap if it was hardened. A case hardening could be okay, no real advantage though from what I can think of.


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The rod I will be using is half hard so it will bend.
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Update.

Still need to machine the new handle. Maybe tonight...
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Looking sharp!


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...I am likely to weld up the flat part of the body with some nickel rod and then mill it flat...
Just watch that the weld doesn't turn that surface rock hard--some nickel rods can get hard fast and be real tough to machine...

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...Also the ball end of the screw
holes had a heavy sharp burr from people just dropping the handle over the
years...
If you can put a bit of a chamfer on the hole and machine a taper on the inner ends of handle it will be a long time before it raises much of a burr...

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...Abom does some nice work, but he needs to talk less and work more...
Amen to that. I find that a lot of the "celebrity" machinists have become more talkative as their popularity has increased. They're putting on a show instead of just showing off their machining...

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...I also agree with making the handle a little longer. We all are getting older, and having a little more leverage to get it tight is helpful...
I agree. Just because you've got some extra length to play with doesn't mean you have to reef on the handle with everything you've got. That little bit of extra length allows you to pull things up tight without bustin' your balls. I use cheaters or longer handles on lots of things--it just means I can pull things up tight and stay comfortable...
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:54 AM
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I've got a few that need this treatment, might have to try one or two this summer.
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Update.

Still need to machine the new handle. Maybe tonight...
Looking real spiffy!!!! One of your boys will appreciate it.
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