As always there is to much to do and not enough time to complete all of it. First is the update to the addition to the wood shop. The door is hung and the roof is up. The roof and sides are epoxy and fabric covered, for the most part. One more day and I should have it complete. Here are a few pictures of the project as the end of Sunday.
And a quick look inside. I still have the dust collector ducting, the air piping and the lighting circuit to complete. After all that is complete I will insulate,sheet and sheet rock.
Talking about the wood shop. I was on a job and was chatting with the home owner and a piece of equipment in his garage and he gave it to me. So meet the new addition to the shop.
It is a router table with a real nice Porter Cable router. It is funny that I just bought the same router last week for 309.00. I sold the new one to my neighbor today.
More work was completed on the rifle rack that I started a couple of weeks ago.
I will cut the slots for the top and bottom hole this week and then set it up in the gun room.
I spent most of Saturday in a class on anodizing and I have a little write up on that in the future.
Last but not least I made a number of pieces for the stock washers. Simple parts but time consuming.
I will chat with you all tomorrow.
This post will be a little late. I have to finish the stock screw bushings today and will photograph the answer a little latter. Sorry
I started another photograph class dealing with product photography. I am hoping it will improve my pictures. So these pictures are from the class.
Interesting how they did this.
The illusive Pedersen device.
Here are a few pictures of the rifle and device.
As promised here is the manual for the Pedersen device.
Pedersen Device manual
The most interesting part of the manual are the pictures showing the components. This is actually a complex part.
During the time period that the EM-2 was design it was made in a variety of calibers. These calibers ranged from the original caliber of .280 to the NATO standard of 7.62×51 through 30/06. This post is dealing with the 30/06 rifle. Basically what they did was to cut and weld a 7.62×51 rifle to convert it to 30/06 as a trials weapon. This is the only one that I know of and it makes for an interesting study in cartridge conversion.
This is a full view of the rifle showing the total amount of work required to do this conversion.
A close up of the welding required to complete the conversion to the receiver and magazine.
The other side.
This picture is from the book EM-2 concept and design published by Collector Grade Publications, a must have book in any gun library. It shows the different lengths of bolts in the three calibers.
A great deal of work, but an interesting project.
It was a productive weekend as weekends go. The holes were drill into the side or the forging press I-beam to support the fluting machine. Here are a few pictures and a quick video of the process.
Moving the back plate over was no big deal, once in the fab shop it was loaded on the die cart with an extra steel plate to allow us to move it closer to the press.
The backing plate was clamped and then marked.
A bushing was made to allow for proper alignment.
Then the best money spent on this part of the project.
A magnetic drill was rented. It made the job so much easier. I really want one of these.
A quick video of the process
We went through the wood shop to get it back in order to allow me to finish the stocks for the VG1-5 rifle project. I have to tell you this took some doing. It has been the junk holding room for a while. This is how it looked last night. I finished the electrical Sunday morning.
One problem was found though. Termites.
One more thing to fix.
I moved the big dust collector outside and started a new room for it and the air compressor. This is the dust collector.
And the new room.
It is not large, but it will hold the equipment just fine. I also started on the table saw back bench.
The fab shop ceiling was completed.
The picture from the post on 11-8 is from the bolt of a Beretta model 1957 carbine in .30 M1.
Here is the write up on it from the book ” The World’s Assault Rifles”. This is another book you should have in your library.
Another interesting part.