Tool making day. . .

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by NesikaChad, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Started on these today.

    Here's a few pics of the collets for my barrel vise and a couple shots of my billet barrel spinner end caps. (I hate the cast ones from Brownells cause they like to crack and send barrels bouncing across the shop)

    Next run of this stuff will be anodized and get the full glitz package.

    Working on the actual vise now.

    Enjoy,

    Chad

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  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done, everytime I see some really nice machining work, I turn green with envy. I've used a lathe, vertical mill etc. but I never learned enough to do anything but run a part after it was already setup.

    Nice work!

    AJ
     

  3. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    You make some cool sh*t Chad!
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Well put.
     
  5. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Chad,

    I love the way you always go that extra mile, nice work.
     
  6. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Chad, occasionally I make some of my own tooling, but compared to these, mine look like a beaver gnawed them out. If I ever made stuff that pretty, I'd have to put it in a display case.

    I never get tired of looking at this stuff.

    Tom
     
  7. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    More stuff. . .

    Here's my "Gen I" barrel vise.

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    Here's the "Gen II" barrel spinner bearing cassettes. Changed the profile a little so that they fit better in the hand.

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  8. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Got em back from plating:

    Ter Derrrrrr. . .

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  9. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Too pretty to use.:)