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Brad

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I have 200 amp to the house. When I got the lathe I had them run a 60 amp subpanel in the garage. It sits right above and to the side of my casting bench. They can now just make a run from that panel for the mill.
I am not overly worried as I won't ever be using both the lathe and the mill at the same time.
I am not the best with electrical so when a I ran a few outlets for the casting bench I used two outlets with each on a separate breaker. The pot draws a bit of power so I use the other outlet for the fan, lights, and what not.
 

Intheshop

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Learned something today;

New ADL 223,new scope mounted all's good. Was shooting in the wind and am real happy how the load is holding together. The factory lawyer trigger is doodoo,no biggy,getting a Timney.

New RP brass.... which more than likely is part of the issue. The neck and shoulders are a teensy bit soft. It shows up when seating bullets. Backing up a bit..... protocol is best practices WRT minimizing run out. Suffice to say that I have fully paid up dues in this area and just don't have a problem getting VERY low run out on most,if not all my rifle cases.

So,am loading pretty durn straight cases,until the seating step. If I seat slow with nice smooth stroke,run out is low and the whole thing is just sweet. But get in even a little bit of a hurry and the first thing you notice is seating pressure "humps" for lack of better term.... the next and fouled up part is seeing .003 run out #'s. Go back to a smooth,slower seating stroke... bam,straight as an arrow.

Just never seen it so graphically before?

Load work progressing nicely..... rig is chomping at the bit,wanting more velocity. It was good seeing it performing in the wind.
 

Pistolero

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Got the water line done, replaced the whole 900 ft. Hope to be DONE with this
PITA job. Patch here, patch there, wait a couple of years, patch again.

Should get my water bills back to normal, FINALLY.

Bill
 

smokeywolf

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Yesterday was the day that life became more bad than good for Timber. Had the vet come to the house this morning. Timber left this world that he brightened so much, at 10:25 this AM.
He attended many local school functions and did some therapy work at the Motion Picture Hospital. He took a piece of our hearts with him. There's 3 of us in the house, yet the house seems empty.

Thanks to all of you who offered words of support.
 

Pistolero

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So sorry to hear this, smokeywolf. I know the empty house feeling. Sam the cat passed
away in June and I still have a moment of sadness every time I open the front door.

He always hopped up, gave me a little 'brrllll' noise and came over to greet me. After
16 years of that every time, it is missed. My wife went to visit her family out of town for
a couple of weeks, and the house was so empty then. Used to be me and Sam when she
had to be gone. :confused:

Best wishes in your sad time, sir. I understand, and know of no cure but time and dwelling on
the good times together.

Bill
 

KeithB

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I'm sorry Smokey. I know nothing can replace Timber. Take a few days and then think about sharing your love with another dog. There are lots of pound puppies out there that need a good home such as yours.

All of our pets have been rescues, it gives us a good feeling to know that we are giving a good home to a needy animal. What we get back from them is priceless.
 

Bret4207

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I have 200 amp to the house. When I got the lathe I had them run a 60 amp subpanel in the garage. It sits right above and to the side of my casting bench. They can now just make a run from that panel for the mill.
I am not overly worried as I won't ever be using both the lathe and the mill at the same time.
I am not the best with electrical so when a I ran a few outlets for the casting bench I used two outlets with each on a separate breaker. The pot draws a bit of power so I use the other outlet for the fan, lights, and what not.
The previous owner here "had the place rewired". Problem is, he got a bunch of drunks off the streets of NYC (literally) to do the wiring. I've spent over 20 years bringing things up to my code, which I'm sure isn't the real code, but at least it doesn't involve live, bare, 220v wires that were never connected to a box or receptacle bhiding behind a cabinet in the barn or or 115 wires just twisted together and not even taped, much less wire nutted, in a ceiling light fixture. True stories. We had 200 amps at the house and 200 amps at the barn and nothing at the garage. Then the power pole in the yard snapped in half in a storm. So now I have the house feeding a buried wire to the garage with a 75 amp box there and the line continues to the barn. He had 2 extra sub panels in the house for the electric heat. Yes! Electric heat in an 1880's/90's farm house on the Canadian border! Needless to say, that's gone. But even at that, I had to run an extra sub feed off a sub feed just have a proper breaker for the double oven SWMBO had to have. It all works, but I'm going to have to do at least the runs to the garage and barn right someday. I've got just enough experience with electrical to know how to get stuff working and more or less safe at the home/farm level. I'm sure an actual electrical contractor would have a field day, and a new high end truck, out of fixing this place up right.
 

Rick

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Sorry to hear about Timber, he was a great best friend. Bill is right, give it a little time and get another. Life just isn't the same without a dog around.
 

Brad

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Sorry to hear about Timber. Pets make life so much better. I'm not a dog person but wouldn't be without the cats. The unconditional affection they show just can't be overstated.
 
Fiver I made my last tumbler like you suggested. That one just quit working after 3 years.
I have been sitting here for a few minutes contemplating Fivers suggestion. Plans have changed. I am going to use just the 2 rollers to support and power the bucket that contains the brass and pins.. Out goes the mat and plywood that supports the mat.
Thanks to fiver. I should be done by tonight
 

fiver

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I got lots of Ideas.. LOL.
I could tell you about using a tire instead of a bucket, it works great for rolling home made shot and adding graphite.

Maan Smokey, I'm super sorry about Timber.
I'm sure he knew it was time to go, even though it was hard on you, it was probably a huge relief to him to be out of the pain he was enduring.