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Smith & Wesson SWAT First Millennium Run - value estimates?

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Apr 8, 2017. 6 Replies

I've been searching and don't see any better group to place this question under. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough or need to start a general knife values / questions area somewhere.Somebody at…Continue

Jantz Wyoming kit knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 12, 2017. 12 Replies

I just finished my first new (from Jantz Wyoming kit!)  creation. My first knife work attempt was restoration (or rather re-scaling) and old damaged and abused Western. I decided to start with a pair…Continue

Band saw vs table saw

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Dec 20, 2016. 19 Replies

This is a general question as I expand my experience and tools, which I know may be very subjective and depend on many factors.I have very little space, and few tools, so looking at smaller tools -…Continue

Knife restoration - Western brand, made in Boulder, CO

Started this discussion. Last reply by allanm Aug 1, 2016. 8 Replies

I joined up some time ago, and mentioned that I had an old Western brand knife that my wife had brought back from an auction - badly abused and just getting dumped basically, so she paid 25c thinking…Continue

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At 13:45 on January 27, 2019, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

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Thanks for being an active member here at iKC.  Without participation we'd be a pretty slow site.

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At 17:44 on April 8, 2017,
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D ale
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I understand, allanm.

..and..

Can very truthfully state that 99+% of my PM's (individual communications here on iKC) are with 3 individuals .. JJ, Jan, & John Bamford. I too take my privacy VERY seriously.

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Re: Your possible project using 5.56 casing ends. I believe the most economical approach would be for you  to fabricate the wooden clamping fixtures out of existing wood scrap that you've left over from previous projects that would ultimately end up working with your existing metal drill press vise.

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regards

D ale

At 15:55 on April 7, 2017,
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D ale
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It would be far easier & more economical to simply make inserts that would fit in your existing drill press vise !!!

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However .. should you decide upon purchasing any of the listed items .. I highly suggest that you install metal "through rods" at the corners. This will greatly enhance the structural integrity of the vise. I am not a carpenter ..so.. I do not know the proper terminology used in designating the size of nails. Regardless .. choose a nail that is equal to or slightly exceeds the height of the vise & trim it such that its length is equal to the height of the vise. Then drill a hole @ each corner (equidistant from the edges, i.e. center the hole in the corners) that is ever so slightly larger than the chosen nail size. Such that the nail just drops in the hole. OR, simply chose whatever nail size you have on hand and can trim to the required length (equal to the height of the vise).

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Then .. fill the hole with a good quality wood glue .. Elmers or Gorrilla or any good quality liquid adhesive that you have on hand. Then .. slide the the pre-trimmed metal pin into said hole & let cure overnight.

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The addition of a metal through pin @ the corners will greatly enhance the structural integrity of the vise. Mine came with them already installed. Not all do.

At 15:10 on April 7, 2017,
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D ale
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$11.88 model .. very close to the size I have .. 125mm long X 80mm wide X 60mm high.

At 15:06 on April 7, 2017,
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$ 4.52 model … 120mm X 90mm X 56mm / 4.72” X 3.54” X 2.21” (L * W * H)

 
 
 

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