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  • Crispym
    Crispym replied to the thread Parkinson Perfect Vice.
    Ah yes, looking at it in that context, it does look more like an ampersand - so it fits my No. 10 BB :). Did think it a little strange...
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    Crispym replied to the thread Parkinson Perfect Vice.
    Hello peeps, time for an update after a bit of gap as it's been a while since I've been able to do any work on the beast. The degreasing...
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    Crispym replied to the thread Parkinson Perfect Vice.
    I've done some drill wire brushing today to remove the worst of the corrosion. Here are some pics of the bars and the junction with the...
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    Crispym replied to the thread Parkinson Perfect Vice.
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! I just drilled out the 5/16 BSW screw, used a tap of the same size and saved the internal thread! I...
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    Crispym replied to the thread Parkinson Perfect Vice.
    Well hurrah. Mission accomplished! Didn't bother with heating and went straight to drilling and got it clear. Managed to go through 3...
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    Crispym replied to the thread Parkinson Perfect Vice.
    Drill and pick was the conclusion I was coming to but hadn't thought of @dickm's suggestion of heat treatment. As they say, I won't try...
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