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    Slip roll tolerance?

    1/16" over 14' is like 0.009" for 24" so sounds like mine is onpar with that. I might do some sanding or scraping later, but it sounds like it is on-par with what should be expected for a tool like that.
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    Slip roll tolerance?

    They don't feel wobbly in their sockets, i am thinking slightly warped or uneven diameter. After playing with rotation and up down adjustment the gap in the middle decreased to 0.0015" as in i can stick a 0.0015" feeler between fully closed rollers in the middle without it being grabbed, but it...
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    Slip roll tolerance?

    I got a cheap slip roller from Amazon. 24inch for $300... wasn't expecting much.. seems to work OK... ish... I have 15 to 20 thousandths gap between the 2 main rollers in the middle when the bottom roller raised all the way up. The gap goes to 0 near the ends of the rollers on both sides. The...
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    Cutting nickel foil

    Recently i had to make some custom shape nickel electrodes for tackwelding onto the cells. While i got it done using a printer, sticky paper and sheet metal sheers, it got me wondering if there is a better, more universal way. The only thing that i can think of (outside of CNC, which i do not...
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    makes sense. I am thinking i can make a small well with tape around the top, fill it with epoxy and use a vacuum chamber to make epoxy penetrate wood inside the head if my vacuum chamber is big enough.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    What do you guys think about wax sealing the top portion of the handle (the part inside the eye)? Basically like making wax wood. Should make it water proof, hence rot resistant.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    Let there be light... and electric buffers...
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    it exposes unprotected surface and has large surface area due to scratches, increasing the area where oxidation reaction can occur. Bead blasting has the same effect, but to a smaller extent since it leaves depressions rather than scratches. Water can easier accumulate and stay inside a deep...
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    After zinc nickel electro plating. I know looks grey like fresh iron, but won't rust...
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    NICE one! Well done.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    2% EDTA is exactly what i have the other axe heads soaking in now.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    Sand blasted, then ran on soft-ish de-burring wheel, then quickly cleaned with emry on seciel wheel. Might need to use rust remover or caustic soda or some other chemical means to clean out the pits. Haven't settled on final finish yet. Handle is not mounted, just inserted for show. Considering...
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    I totally dig it. And that belt is probably one of major contributors to why you grew up to be a good human being...
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    Well done restoration wise.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    The only person in my life that has the authority to assign me work when i am bored is me.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    ROFL. Good one. This is my new buffer, so i was specifically looking for a buffing project to get more used to the new buffer.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    I kind of like the patina on the bottom right axe. Tempted to polish it smooth and let it redevelop that patina in a caustic bath. By varying the temperature you can control ration of magnetite to hematite deposit.
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    Axe surface finish - just for fun recomendations

    Recently i bought a buffer and wanted a buffing project, so bought a set of 8 axe heads on ebay to do a restoration project. I will mirror polish at least one of them, however also have access to below listed surface finishes. Curious to hear your recommendations which axe heads you think will...
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    8 inch buffer wheel options

    Was binge watching Evan's videos for a while already (He's a great guy!). I am not new to polishing, been sharpening and polishing knives etc for about 12 years as a hobby (water stones, loose compound on a strop, belt sander etc), but this is my 1st "serious" bench buffer, so i am unfamiliar...
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    8 inch buffer wheel options

    Just got a variable speed 1HP 8" buffer (5/8th shafts). My question is about a good lineup of abrasives to go from removing cast roughness to mirror shine. The straight forward progression seems flap wheels from 80 grit to 600 and then buffing compounds on misc 8" buffing wheels. What i am not...
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