Re: Muzzle brake timing?
Thanks guys, I am pretty sure I am ready for the next one. I was just afraid to torque up hard the last few degrees. I had it and then tried to get the last bit in the lathe and I should have either just forced it or lapped it to have control over the last bit. I believe we will take another thread and try it again.
I already found that info Kirby had put up but it's still not the original thread that I had seen before. His info is helpful and now after doing one it makes more sense. I needed to cut a relief in the end of the brake to clear the chamfer or radious at the base of the barrel threads. I was sneaking up on that as we went and it kept interfearing. Now I will just get rid of the problem right from the get go. I have to wait until Thursday for open shop night at the college to do the next one.
Just an observation. Though the lathe I'm using has an electronic readout that shows .0000" it is not capable of making moves that small. It's like a digital caliper where the last digit moves in 5's
I want to get a lathe for dedicated gunsmith work. What is a proper amount to budget for and where can a guy find them?
Some kids want to be a fireman or a doctor to help people. I wanted to be a gunsmith.
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