They make good engraving or soldering stands. Clamp one in the mill,
and mill a flat in it big enough to hold your vise. Then set th
bowling ball in a small trailer or lawn tractor tire, minus the tube
and wheel, or cut off the legs from a worn out pair of pants, fill
with sand, and put it into a circle, tie the ends to gether and drop
the bowling ball into the now created donut.
Works pretty fair. I like the camera idea too. Thanks!
"That which does not kill you,
has made a huge tactical error"
My son recently used one as a great anvil while making a suit of armor.
Drilled a deeper "thumb" hole and stuck a rebar in to hold it up in a
stand. With a plastic dead-blow hammer it worked nicely on mild steel
sheet, with no hammer marks. Kind of a poor man's English wheel :^)
Smelled like fiberglass resin when we drilled it, so I guess they are
made of some kind of composite.
Unless you get some older balls. Before the advent of automatic
pinsetters there were many different sizes so it might be a good idea
to "measure once....." if picking up used balls at Goodwill, etc.
Once you reach the limits of accuracy of the balls, do you start putting fins
on the pins?
Don't lean the pipe up the side of a hill in the garden, pointed towards your
neighbours. You might get invaded :-)
Odd that you should mention pins. Bowling pins are used in a number of
shooting sports as targets and as such..we sometimes have a few
Buddy made a cannon out of a chunk of Sched 80, just to shoot em.
Actually fly pretty good if you put the small end..the head, in the tube
first. If you put em in base first..they make the most godawful moaning
sound as the fly more or less in the direction you fired em, as they
Bowling balls are the seige mortor ammo..bowling pins are the German 88
rounds. We shot one completly though a 68 Chevy pickup truck at about
200 yrds. We were just simply trying to hit it..and once we figured out
how to aim etc..we were punching consistant 4" diameter holes through
both sides of just about anything we aimed it at. And the bastards are
so tough we could get a surprising number of reloads out of them
A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the
proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
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