Today is pressing day. We received the flats back from the water jet people and they look great.
A second picture of the pile.
So out to work to get this project back on schedule.
The first package is complete and on to the rest.
The second package is now complete. It takes 5 hits [...]
By now I am sure you are wondering when will this front barrel support be done. Come on and lets make something else. Well, not quite yet. This is the last operation that will be completed on the cnc lathe.
Now the last step after this is the knurling and then machining the notch [...]
So we will start with the update on the VG1-5 project. I stamped the rear top covers.Out of the 10 that were stamped.
We found a few problems. I had to re-stamp the parts due to not getting the ribs deep enough.
This is a close up of the stamping.
Once I re [...]
Now that the male die is complete, with only de-burring left to do, it is time to start on the female dies.
As with the male die it starts out as a large block of steel.
With this die we made it in three parts. This allowed us to machine areas that would be very [...]
Will Cushman asked how we moved the die plates around the shop. If my shop was in a single building or even on a the same level it would be a great deal easier.
To move the dies from under the bench to the top of the bench to work on them I use a [...]
This weekend there are 6 people here working on 15 different projects. My son is trying to get his home work completed for class and helping my next door neighbor trying to write a program in delcam for the webb mill. In addition he is working on some new forms for our company.
I don’t want anyone to think that here at gun lab we have just been hanging around and drinking beer and accomplishing nothing. That is far from the truth.
A while back a die shop went out of business and I was able to buy a few items. One being a brand new steel die [...]
This last year I bought a new toy for myself. It was a Webb 2 axis cnc vertical mill. Now in the shop we have 2 machining centers and a 3 axis cnc mill now, but I wanted something that could be used as a manual mill and still have basic cnc capabilities. So while [...]
Things around the shop have been hectic. Videos have been taken of all the parts that have been made and I am going through them as fast as possible. However, here are some pictures of the progress on making the type 99 magazine.This is how live as a pressing die started out. This same size [...]
Well we have just about completed all the front barrel supports. So the next few posts will be videos of cnc machining the last two ops on the cnc lathe.
We have actually started on the rear barrel supports now.