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By Bob Ferry Here’s a tip for an easy way to keep your spray mist coolant unit in place when using its magnetic base to attach it to the mill. I added steel plates to the mill because it was always a pain finding a suitable, flat spot to attach the magnetic mister body [...]
By Greg Schmidt I once had a socket head cap screw that was really tight in its hole. The Allen/hex wrench I was using may have been slightly rounded; in any case, it rotated in the socket and stripped out the hex. Soaking the screw overnight in WD-40 did not work, so I considered all [...]
By David Winkel I’m sure most of us have had to deal with removing taper pins in machinery that were driven home by a gorilla with a 10 pound hammer. After driving one of these stubborn pins out, do yourself, or the next guy, a favor and coat the new pin with a thin [...]
By Don Wiederhold It all started when I had to have a hub replaced on the rear axle of my Chevy Impala. I told the mechanic to keep the hub for me as it was the electronics that failed and the bearing was fine. I figured someday I would find a use for it. Well, [...]
By Rich Sedenquist I finally got fed up trying to oil those spring loaded ball oilers, and believe me, I had tried everything. Every attempt ended in as much oil on the outside of the ball oilers machine as what made it to the inside. Then I had a brainstorm: Why not fasten an O-ring [...]
Broken Tap Removal by David F. Bryant Over the years I have drilled and tapped hundreds of holes for scope mounts on various rifles and pistols. On occasion I will break off a tap, especially in old military rifles. When this happens, I leave the mill in position and mount a carbide grinding bit or [...]