Beddin Pillar Makin Day. . .

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by NesikaChad, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Makin the Beddin Pillars, oohh yeeaahhh
    I'm a gomer. Dunno why but I like making these little buggers.

    Whipped up some for a Winny M70 that a cst is fixin to work on. The pile to the right are blanks that haven't had the 2nd op done yet.

    New stud design too.

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    Woo Hoo!
     
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    The more I work with metal the more I appreciate your talent.
     

  3. 1CouesHunter

    1CouesHunter Active Member

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    Chad,

    You should make a DVD, detailing your process, step by step, from start to finish!! Including prepping, taping, pillar making, compound mixing, etc.
    I Bedded a rifle once, but I would like to learn how to get that "professional look"!

    You do Excellent Work!

    Russ
     
  4. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Russ, I'm flattered but I'm afraid it wouldn't work for most folks. I've overenginidioted this process so much that unless a guy has access to some pretty sophisticated equipment and software it'd be virtually impossible to replicate the process.

    Now that isn't saying a person can't achieve exceptional results with less, just means that if I were to try and teach this process I'd fail miserably at it cause it's the only way I know how to do it. I won't touch a stock if it has already been inletted by someone else. Just won't work for how I do it.

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Chad
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Me too and I'm about 2K miles behind eddybo:)

    If I sentcha my 3 jaw chuck could you tru it up?:D I've gone from he as delivered 2 thou to 20 thou in only 4 attempts.:rolleyes: I'll get it though but by then the chuck will only be good for 2" stock.

    Makin' chips and grindin' is as addictive as shooting bug holes.......
     
  6. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    Durn, your work is an inspiration...thanks!
     
  7. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Chad, I'm drawn to every one of your "makin day" post.

    It sure is neat to see the stuff you make with those computer machine thingees:)
     
  8. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Makenz H/D parts tonight. Chain adjuster hubs. Cutting little engagement splines suck. Takes too damn long on this machine.

    Tis ok, every little hum of the tool is kinda like a cash register dingin.

    Thanks fer the kind words gents.

    have a great night.

    Chad


    Chain adjuster. Black one is a factory original. Pretty sure I got it right. 39 more to go!
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    Intake valve pocket for an atmospheric 1909H/D engine
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  9. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    H/D as in the motorcycle? I spend my days painting the ultra's road kings and road glides...
     
  10. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    To keep bills paid I manufacture the bulk of the machined parts for "Competition Distributing" a vintage (1905-1920) Harley Davidson restoration business. I also operate out of the owner's building. (for now, till the shop gets put up next summer)

    It's an interesting endeavor that keeps me on my toes. A 1909 atmospheric engine cylinder is worth about 25K if it's in serviceable condition. Considering there's only a handful in existence that still work you gotta get it right the first time, can't run down to Napa for a replacement.

    Cool stuff. Almost as much fun as guns. Almost. . .:D

    Lonnie Isam, the owner is about as cool as they come. He's also the owner of the first H/D motorcycle ever made. It's out on the showroom floor on the museum side of the shop. Raced a top fuel bike for about 25 years. "The Flying Banana"

    Back to gun stuff. This evening has turned into "Estucheon Fest"! I had a bag of these bastages somewhere but I can't find em so I decided to whip up a batch.

    Another little silly part I like making.

    Gnite, I'm outa here!

    Chad

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