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Need an unobtainable part made?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rollin Oswald, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    I needed a handle for a kitchen whisk (for whipping things) made so I contacted Brillion Pattern & Machine Co. (920) 756-3114 in Brillion, WI where I live (pop. 2300).

    I asked questions as the owner was entering CAD information for a part someone wanted cast. I was told that a gun part that is flat on two sides could be made for somewhere around $200. The choice of steel is relatively simple, I guess.

    It is something that many of you know about pattern and machine shops but it was new to me.

    I gave him a proof copy of Stock Fitter's Bible since he shot trap and skeet and I didn't need the proof. There was no charge for the round, tapered handle with a hole drilled down the center for the whisk shaft that he made on on a lathe. It's beautiful and just what I had in mind. (He said he liked the book.)

    Rollin
     
  2. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    Rollin, I live in Rockton, IL and my shop does a lot of work for Endries, located in Brillion.


    tony
     
  3. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    Tony,

    Endries is one of the many places I have yet to see. (Hell, I can't even find the Dairy Queen, which is supposed to be on US Highway 10 that runs through town.)

    Rollin
     
  4. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    I have a copy of "Whisk repairing secrets" if interested.
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Tron that one has me crying. too funny
     
  6. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    Tron, I thought that one was out of print since Julia Child died.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  7. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    The reason WHY you fellas can't find it is because it is out of publication. BUT, have no fear! It's been reissued as the "Whisk Repairman's Bible". It is pretty much the same material that Whisk repairing Secrets offered, with it's detailed information about the history of Whisks that date back to both the Mayans and Egyptians (there have been Whisk parts found in pyramids from both cultures). You'll be relieved to know details about fitting Whisks and some wonderful new illustrations in the updated version.

    Tron
     
  8. dverna

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    That was cruel.


    No - it was very very cruel!


    Don
     
  9. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    I got two copies of Tron's book "whisk repairing secrets" and kept one for myself...it's been a valuable tool as I attempt to repair my own whisks.

    The other one?

    I offered to sell that one to a local high school whisk team who are short on funds...
     
  10. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    Tron- I think that you plagiarized my book "Whisk repair for dummy's." I will have my attorney contact you in the very near future. If you are interested in opening the discussion for some type of settlement, please contact me ASAP. Sincerely Motordoctor.
     
  11. H82MIS

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    you guys are un-freakin merciless,,,(and I love it)lol,,
     
  12. K-GUNS

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    Made me smile, several times and I'm a grumpy person....tron that was great.

    crab
     
  13. BPSR

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    I'm suprised no one's offered to sell Rollin a detailed map of "Dairy Queens Across America". Maybe I'm the only one with a copy left eh?
     
  14. blizzard

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    Julia Child DIED??????????????????? WTF??!!! I can't go to work tomorrow...................
     
  15. overbored

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    I have not laughed this hard in a long time. This has got to be "POST OF THE YEAR", Just proves you dont have to be a woman on this site to get picked on..

    Nice job TRON

    Overbored
     
  16. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This is why I've been guiding my son towards a solid career as a machinist. He likes working with metal and machine tools. He's now a certified welder, and is taking general studies this year to get some classes out of the way so he can start a two-year machine tool technology course. He will be able to run lathes and milling machines, and do CNC work. He's also got a small machine shop started at home, with his own drill press and milling machine. I can do machining, and have my own equipment, but I'm not a machinist. That's why he's getting the training.
     
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    Not to worry the eggs are on the way, the funds were hidden in the stimulus package!
     
  18. crusha

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    Rollin,

    If you ever manage to find that Dairy Queen...they'd probably give you a free Blizzard just to make you go away.
     
  19. Rollin Oswald

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    Talk about Pandora's box...

    I had a tough time deciding on a 7 1/2 or 8-inch handle and decided on 7 1/2 (maple).

    Rollin
     
  20. Dednlost

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    Wow, after reading a few of these posts I flashed back to high school and the smart ass kid sitting beside me who just had to say something stupid every chance he got to get attention. The poor kid had some kind of self esteem/sexual inadequacy problem we found out later. Wonder what he grew up to be, a skeet shooter wishing to become a trap shooter or a oil change jockey\gunmechanic? LOL

    Hang in there Rollin your fine book has helped me and lots of other people. It's a lot easier to trash others efforts than to accomplish something yourself.
     
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