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Old 07-24-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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I Made this on my lathe. It was mostly free, as I used an old 2" trailer ball. Only cost was some time, a little effort and some sandpaper.

That's not chrome, that is just plain, old steel, polished up. Left is the mandrel (aluminum) I used to hold it in the lathe, center is the polypropolyene adapter. Finished **** weighs in at 15.3 oz. and the adapter is .3 oz.
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Cool! What's the status on my ****? :-P
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Yours isn't done yet. I was too busy polishing my ****.

Wait, that didn't sound right. I was playing with my ball. Er, I was rubbing one out.

Oh, damn.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:33 PM   #5
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Finished the **** for Longuyen88 today. Patterned after the type R. I machined it out of a solid round (c.r.s.), fished out of the scrap barrel at the office. After machining the chamfer, I filed the top round by hand. Lots of work, as my little lathe can't handle much.

I took it back to work and bead blasted the surface. Then the plating guys flashed a coat of nickel on it for me. Weighs in at 580 grams, or about 20.5 ounces.

The TWM ones cost $140.
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Looks badass I don't have 140 (lol) but I'll get ya lunch :-)
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Long, you better be there tomorrow!
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My grandmother just got admitted to the hospital in Canada I'm afraid I can't make it. Can you give the **** to Paul?
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