This post will go through the steps necessary to machine one of the lower receiver. I was going to do a video, but there was not much to see with the coolant on.
If you remember the last post on the lower receiver we had finished welding it up and it looked like this.
We have been working on the VG1-5 at a steady pace to try and finish this project. This last week has been spent on the upper receiver. The lathe work has been completed on the upper and now we have started on the operations that have to take place in the machining center. This video […]
With the parts coming back from the heat treating company on Friday it was time to get busy getting them finished.
This is how they look after heat treating. This is the safety.
And this is the bolt hold open.
The first step was to run them through the tumbler to remove the majority of […]
Op 7 has been completed. This is a major mill stone on making the MP-44 trunnions. The rest of the machining will be done on the manual mill. It will be easier on the manual mill then making the number of fixtures and tooling that would be required on the cnc machining center.
This is […]
This last weekend was a busy one, like most weekends here. On the list of projects that had to be completed was get the parts ready for heat treating. This meant bead blasting all the parts going to heat treat. Not a weekend of fun and frolic. Thousands of parts needed to be cleaned and […]
Most of last weekend we have chatted about. The time spent messing about with the CNC router and the wire edm has been covered. This was the rest of the weekend.
I was able to get the vibrating tumbler up and running. Load after load was run through. With the stones still sharp and new […]
We went up and saw a friend that had an older tumbler that he wanted to get ride of and thought of me. At the shop all the de-buring work has been completed by hand, which if you do this type of work, is a long process. This unit is not a really large unit […]