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Old 01-15-2019, 09:55 PM   #71
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those cheap little dental cleaning brushes with the stainless wire holding the bristles on that you clean between your teeth with are great for cleaning out little pin holes and things like the bolt . even with the bristles gone there easy to bend to get into tight areas .

I just used one to clean my bolt on a project . been using them for years in the shop .

a tip cleaner for the OXT / ACT torch also works good for stuff like that .
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:39 AM   #72
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This may be a no-brainer, but a small amount of grease wiped on the surfaces of press interference (i.e. inside of gas block, outside of barrel journal) does wonders for smooth pressing...
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:47 PM   #73
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Waterbased case sizing lube on press fit journals if you are parking or blueing. Even some water based you know what lube will do too I imagine. They are usually press parts dry from the factories.

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Old 01-18-2019, 09:17 PM   #74
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Free magnetic trays from HF
Cheap clamping vice grips
Flip Lense Head Magnifier
MAXXEON WorkStar Cyclops Rechargeable LED Work Light (great for sticking on drill press, lathe, mill, etc) small, bright, adjustable, rechargeable with long work time.
**All cheap or free items that make life easier

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Old 01-18-2019, 09:25 PM   #75
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I envy you guys that build your own .
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