Got my 357 tagged this morning!


#1

Well I did it… Glad I got that new articulating vice. Thoughts?


#2

That’s a thing of beauty. God Bless America!


#3

Well done. How long does a project like this usually take you to complete?


#4

I have to find the proper design or create it, check machine calibration, vice setup (perhaps indicate it in) pray and then run it. This took a few hours but say you had 5 guns that were the same. It would take about a few hours plus 20-30 min.

EDIT: I also dry run, then run with the laser enabled on some wood to check orientation. A mistake on something like this can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. And with a ruined reputation it can put one out of business.


#5

Like the saying goes…

Measure twice, cut once.

Metal is not as forgiving as wood. I bet you measure more than once.


#6

I always check dimensions before setting up a program, check as I am doing the setup and then I check the setup before hitting start after the dry run in case the vice moved. Now that is for guns and the like for other thinf where I have a fixture? Throw it in and hit go!


#7

I wouldn’t mind watching Dana Loesch strutting around with one of these on her new NRA commercials :heart_eyes:


#8

Have you ever engraved on an AR lower?


#9

I do laser work for the owner and he catches anything I need run on the mill. I do wood, leather, stainless, powder coated, aluminium, plastics and glass on the laser. I do not do parkarized and blued items.

Yes I made the video.

EDIT: I also got the skull perfected where we could run it.


#10

How’d you get into machining? Seems like an expensive hobby to get into it without some experience.


#11

Lots of CNC time. It would be easier to post my resume than tell you but in essence I am a graduated laborer.


#12

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I’ve always liked stuff like this. I don’t know if machines do this or if it gets done by hand but I’ve always thought it was a real sign of craftsmanship.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/697218306


#13

The text was done on a mill or engraving machine and the rest was cast or done on an engraving machine or by hand though I doubt it is a hand job.


#14

This one is done but I did the other side first. It will be stripped.


#15

That should melt some snowflakes!


#16