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Unread 04-10-2010, 11:35 AM
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Ok, I've abused Mr. Wes long enough.

I received a new floor metal from PTG a couple weeks ago. Dave's been busy and the CAD files hadn't arrived yet, so this morning I figured Wes and I had waited long enough.

Get out the calipers and radius gauges and get to work Chad!

So, here's what we got:

Some computer doodles.



Some more computer doodles.



A bit of code so we can chat with the machine.



First and second trial run in my sacrificial 2X8 as I start playing with the geometry/numbers to get things the way I want them. (exhibition grade 2X8 of course)



And the final run. Lookin perrty good I think. No gaps. I'll save this one for a 1:1 wood fit. Wes's stock will get pushed out about .015" so that there's room for the paint. Don't want stuff chipping during disassembly.

Third time's a charm right?!!









Oky doke, now I'm ready to chew on his stock some more.

Almost there Wes!
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    Re: Ok, I've abused Mr. Wes long enough.

    Chad,

    I can inlet for rem 700 bottom metal.........it only takes about 4 hours and bunch of bit changes and a lot of hair pulling. I really wish that I had cnc and knew how to program it. I know nothing about cnc but do know that the stuff you are turning out is impressive as hell to me.
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    Thanks Ed.

    Having lived that pain before (early, early, early days at Nesika) I know what you mean.

    It is a buyer's market these days for a CNC. Even a Sharps Mill converted to a SW industries control is worth it.

    The programming on those units is pretty straight forward. You can do it right at the control with the conversational package they offer. Then as time/money allows you can move into interfacing it with a PC and software. That's when stuff gets REALLY intersting and cool.

    I do all this work with 3 tools. A 1/2 rougher to helical bore the pillars to depth, a 1/4" L/H flute, R/H cut EM for finish contour and a long winded 2 flute 1/4" EM for the pocket where the mag box goes.

    Took an hour of computer work, an hour of fiddling, and the cycle time is about 6 minutes.

    I'll make the money on the next one that rolls through here now that I have the basic geometry and code. From here it's just a matter of fiddling with tool offsets to get the desired fit.

    Not hard to do.

    Thanks again.

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    Progress!

    "De flaaaahhhooooorrr metaaalll iz now installed."

    Onto the recoil pad.

    Then to the painter!









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    Wes,

    We have a rifle. . .almost

    Crowning now. I'm out of medium 1" decel's so I'll have to wait for Brownells. They'll be here probably by Wed.

    Really close now bud!

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    Chad, you make it look easy and as you know I usually wind up asking some elementary questions...so that's what I know about CNC's, programming them, design heck machining at all but, I know enough about stuff in general to know although it looks easy...it isn't. Your talent and intellect in this area is awesome to say the least. The fruits of which are artwork. I get excited everytime I see you post cause I now my eyes are going to get a treat. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Ok, I've abused Mr. Wes long enough.

    Chad, how much for that 2 by....?
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