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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by NesikaChad, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    A "supa bling" Palma/Prone rifle. Switch barrel in 6mm CM and 308 Gamboa.

    We have ourselves a very nice piece of rail road tie here. XXX English.

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    Barnard action ( From New Zealand, a bit "simple" to some, but a very good platforms for this kind of rifle. Action is a 3 lug and quite "robust")



    Bartlein barrel being wrinkled and the breech chewed on.

    boring the cone breech:

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    Chambering:

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    Inspection:

    Yesser, that's .00005" TIR at the shoulder/neck and .00015" at the web. I swear on my bag of North End Parmesan&Herb Wheat thins I'm not fudging this-I was quite surprised as well as I've never had one quite that good.

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    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Case web TIR:
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    More to follow as this progresses along.

    Have a great night.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Sheeeeeese,,,,,,more machining porno......

    Now, I'm gonna have to learn about collets. R they 'spensive!:rolleyes: No but the gizziodous that holds 'em or whatever they do sure are........

    What type of wood are railroad ties made of?

    There's a company in town that has about 5 acres stacked 20' high with the old railroad ties from Salt Lake. Never tho't of them for gun stock.
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's XXX English Walnut. Outstanding craftsmanship and pics. Thanks for Chad's porn...it sure does purk things up.
     
  5. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Finally getting back to this bugger. Stock work begins today. I'll more updates as things progress along.

    Layout and computer work all done, now onto setting the machine up. Have to pull the 4th axis (Ugh!) to get the fixture on. I need a bigger machine!

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  6. FEENIX

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    Purdy ... GF (you lucky dog :)) and your shop, thanks for sharing. Cheers!

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  7. NesikaChad

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    Establishing the Z axis height with my "franken fixture/tool holder".

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    Setting the X/Y zero positions with a "wiggler".

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  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Chad,

    Did you get in trouble posting the GF's pix? I hope not!:):D:rolleyes:

    Ed
     
  9. NesikaChad

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    Inspection of the stock blank showed a slight twist along the length at the show line. Not a problem. I indexed the stock off the imaginary vertical line of the buttstock and took a .03" skim pass off the top to get everything square. Makes life much easier for later operations.

    Here we are wizzing away with a monster 1.25 3 flute cutter.

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  10. NesikaChad

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    Grrrrrrr....

    One thing about CNC's. They are pigs! A dab of way oil dribbled on the damn stock. No biggy as i'll just whip up some acetone/baking soda to draw it out, but it's annoying as hell to have to do extra work!

    It may be time for a CNC router. . .

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    No, but I thought about it and figured I should at least ask her before hand, so I decided to pull it. I'll pick my battles. . .:D
     
  12. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Makin chips!

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    Presto!

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    A quick post inspection shows that I'm parallel with the stock showline to within .0015". The action sits "a smidge" higher up by the recoil lug. Not bad for a dumb farm kid.

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