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More going on at Gun Lab

With this post I am happy to note that Axel, a friend of gun lab, is back for a visit and as always we put him back to work. And unlike what most people think of me we did actually allow him some time off to go to the local gun show and stores.

This […]

Weekend update for 7-10-16

Every weekend I have a list of projects that I want to do. Generally I can get through only 15% of what is on my list. This weekend it was even less then that.

With the summer heat this year, generally the same every year, it has just gotten to me for some reason. Probably […]

Weekend update 2-14-16

Not much fun stuff this weekend. Work was accomplished in the machine shop by adding even more new led lights.

New lights were installed over the HAAS and Sharps machining centers.

Installed one over the cnc lathe.

Went back and re-mudded the ceiling where we put the lights earlier.

I spent time working on the […]

Weekend update 2-8-16 part 1

A great deal was accomplished this weekend. First is a couple of pictures that Mac,a friend of gun lab, sent me about some new lighting he put into his little shop. The before and after shots.

The increase in available lighting was amazing. Then he told me the price of the lighting fixtures, $36.00 […]

Parts cleaning

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 […]

Making the VG1-5 cocking handle

Sunday was spent bending all the cocking handles for the VG1-5 project. These are the steps necessary to accomplish that task.

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The complete process.

This is the video taken to accomplish this part.

 

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More time with the Japax wire EDM

Today we are going to write a basic program for the Japax wire EDM and run that program on the machine. This will be a dry run only to verify that the machine can perform the program as written.

To give everyone a little back ground this machine uses what is call G-code to perform […]

Part Two of the Japax wire EDM

Today after making parts for the Ar-180B was completed I started back trying to get the Japax wire edm to work. When 9pm came about I finally stopped. A great deal was accomplished today. Starting with getting the upper head to move to being able to write, post and run a basic program. This post […]

Weekend update 5-31-15

Now as much to chat about this weekend. Spent most of Saturday machining the AR-180B selector second op. The second op is now complete and we will be setting up the Sharps for the third op. The material and tooling is in to start on the safety shaft on the lathe then the pivot button […]

Weekend update 5-11-15

Most of this weekend was spent taking pictures for up coming write ups and going through some 1480 scans, I just got back from the scanning company, to organize them. But, some other projects were accomplished as well. The first was a new pad for the a/c unit for the cnc room. The compressor is […]