SRBS: Single Row Bearing System
MRBS: Multi Row Bearing System
SRRBS: Single Row Roller Bearing System
DRRBS: Dual Row Roller Bearing System
HRD: Hoback Rolling Detent
LBS: Lock Bar Stabilizer
DLC: Diamond Like Carbon
PVD: Physical Vapor Deposition
Here are three examples that have worked well for me so far. The Curtiss has an over travel stop built into the pivot, the Hinderer has one on the frame, and the Shirogorov has one integrated with the steel lock interface.
Are you familiar with lock bar over travel stops? You're not the only one who recognized that the frame lock could be compromised by overextending the lock bar, and now we have more robust designs that still have the sexy (IMO ;)) aesthetics of the frame lock.
From my limited understanding, I believe heat induced oxidation produces colors comparable to the lower half (ish) spectrum of colors produced by electro anodizing. IIRC, I got purples around the 15-20 volt range, and transitioned into blues with lighter blue coming around 30-35 volts. I seem...
From what I've read, it sounds like changing the shape and formulation of the media will have more of an impact than going bigger. I have not been able to find any tumbling media larger than I currently have, but I'll keep my eyes peeled.
So I picked up a vibratory tumbler and some ceramic media, and figured I'd have some fun with my Reate Franken-Hills. I thought you guys might like to see the process and results.
I started out by giving the flats a hand rubbed satin finish, and then sticking the handles in the tumbler for 1...