What a shop to work in. And to think that the people that work in my shop complain about the working conditions.
I just don’t want to hear about the benches not being the right height or that we need a new cnc machine.
Sorry for the lack of posting, however I have an excuse. I have been having to much fun visiting friends, taking pictures to post, looking at guns and learning about metals and heat treating. I have a pile of pictures for you, some great information on metals and a couple of interesting interviews. Now on to the rest of my trip. I will be posting everything when I get home as for now I an just having way to much fun. Tomorrow it is off to Ohio Ordnance, to look at some fun stuff.
This is another great video showing gun manufacturing from the early 1900′s.
Not much today on a road trip will post tonight.
We are working on all the components for the barrel fluting machine. This is the Master Cam video for the making of the lower base. This part allows the chuck plate to move in and out. This allows us to load and unload the barrels from the chuck.
This part has now been machined.
I will have a video of the machining process soon.
This video is the first op on the back plate of the barrel fluting machine. In this video we are drilling and reaming the hole necessary to hold the plate to the table of the milling machine and align the plate for the next op. This will allow us to remove the exterior clamps and drill and ream all the holes necessary to attach all the components. Due to the size of the back plate the machining will be accomplished in phases. The lower section will be machined then the plate will be moved down and the upper section will be machined. This is not the most exciting video but one that allows us to accomplish a project using the equipment we have on hand. The other thing to keep in mind is the speed and rigidity of the machine. The max speed is aprox 2500 rpm vs the HAAS which will run at 12,000 rpm. The feed rate is also much less. So what would take the HAAS just minutes to accomplish will that this little cnc mill hours to finish.
hope you enjoy the video.
This is just a great series of photo’s from a high speed camera on the M-1 Garand.
The item on Saturday’s post.
Is a 22lr cartridge adapter for a MAS 36 training rifle. This is as it looks next to a 22lr cartridge.
This is with the 22lr cartridge in the adapter.
Next to the rifle.
In the magazine of the rifle.
You can see the special feed ramp for this caliber in the follower.
Here are a few pictures from Jean Huon’s book “Les Fusils Francais A Verrou” showing the cut away of the adapter and a black and white photo of the adapter.
If you don’t have Jean Huon series of books you should get them. Even if can not read French the pictures are well worth the price.