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Old September 1, 2016   #3
Worth1
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I have eight of these little monster halves to make and I am down to my last one.
Here is the next step.
Here they are cut in half.
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Next is after using the file, always stop and clean your file before you feel a rough drag.
That rough drag is metal fillings caught in the file and casing a nasty finish.
DO NOT oil the file.
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Here is how I am sizing them to fit the tubular ways on the lathe.
You just squeeze the half with the larger mandrill I made.
Keep testing until it fits.
If you go too big just squeeze it back some.
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Here are the two halves fitting the tubular ways and how they will work.
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I have some hand sanding and polishing to get rid of any high spots so they glide smoothly on the ways.
But not much.
Next I have some cutting. drilling, threading, welding and so on to do.

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