Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

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Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

Postby blue68f100 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:40 pm

I added some new equipment to my shop this last month. Now I get to build me some new toys. :D

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and a Lathe to go alone with the mill.

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Still working on getting the necessary tooling together.

In the process of picking up a couple of barrel blanks.
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Re: Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

Postby Hakaman » Mon May 08, 2017 3:46 pm

That's some serious equipment! :!:

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Re: Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

Postby blue68f100 » Mon May 08, 2017 7:27 pm

This knee bend mill sure beats the tabletop model I had when I built my 1911. I'm planning on making a few more, now that I have some good equipment. I'm also getting into turning rifle blanks and building them out. :D
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Re: Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

Postby ruger22 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:52 am

I saw somwhere online where a machinist made a complete Beretta 92, just to see if he could. I don't know how you'd get around the Feds with no serial number?
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Re: Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

Postby blue68f100 » Fri May 12, 2017 8:07 am

As long as you don't sell it it's legal, for personal use. You have to put a SN on it for sale. That's why there is market for 80% receivers. I can buy a completed receiver cheaper than I can a 80% one.
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Re: Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

Postby Bullseye » Mon May 29, 2017 10:35 am

Looks nice. Do you have enough room for the table to fully travel with the vertical mill positioned in the corner like that?

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Re: Expanded my work shop with some new equipment

Postby blue68f100 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:24 am

Yes, I have full range of travel with about 1 extra foot at each end. When I first moved it in I had it centered on that end, but discovered that I wasted too much valuable wall space, so I decided to move it to one side. It was a big job on moving it into the shop, a couple of neighbors helped me. They were wondering on how I was going to fit it through the door. When I enclosed this space I installed a removable 5' wall panel, which we just removed. Weighing in at 2400 lbs you just don't pick it up with easy. Having to deal with a low (std height) sealing did help when it came to lifting it. We ended up just using rollers (bars) on the base and pry bars to move it into place. My shop's floor is any thing but flat. Has a bad slope on it, so I poured some self leveling concrete. Then discover the base is not parallel to the table and still had to use some major shims. I made 8 of these small jacks to make it easy to level and adj as needed.
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