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It amazes me how inexpensive mass produced goods are... there is just no way to even make something as simple as a shroud let alone a WB or reservoir for even twice the cost.
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wish my stepdad was a blockhead I would love to have a killer custom setup like that.....lucky kid!
He did put up the cash for parts, I gave him the labor
I only wish I could afford that rig.
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Like the Sight-tube on the res...good idea.
yeah I thought it was a necessity since the res is not clear. I would have liked to build it out of Polycarbonate tube but the price of the stuff made it impossible.
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He did put up the cash for parts, I gave him the labor
I only wish I could afford that rig.


Yeah thats a sweet rig .......You ought to talk him into letting you burn it all in for a few weeks....I'm know what CD is saying it costs us just about as much for materials as what we can buy most of the stuff for, but Chinese imports will never hold a candle to hand made quality...


I like the X top on that block to, its kind of stylish...
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Yeah thats a sweet rig .......You ought to talk him into letting you burn it all in for a few weeks....I'm know what CD is saying it costs us just about as much for materials as what we can buy most of the stuff for, but Chinese imports will never hold a candle to hand made quality...


I like the X top on that block to, its kind of stylish...
Wish I could, but he has to get back tomorrow,
country needs protecting and all......Yeah I am pretty sure you could slam that res down on the concrete and it would still be OK
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The sight tube gave me an idea: res inside/sight tube outside the case...that would be cool.

Been wanting to play with polycarb tubing myself...but it's ridiculously expensive.
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Hey I missed the sight tube on the res, I have one of those on my bucket res to...



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I might be joining the team in a couple of months! I asked for a mill for my birthday. We'll see if I get it.
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Hey That's Great.
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Lots of great blocks out there, I like it!

I was wondering about alternate methods for cutting pin matrixes. Using a slitting saw is nice and accurate, but it's painfully slow.

I'm wondering if you could setup a slide vise on a nice bandsaw with good bearing guides and do something similar

It probably wouldn't work accurately enough, but that would have to cut the time down in half or better.
    
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