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Gun Lab update

This is an answer to a friends question about a particular project.

It is good to always keep checking with me. Things can get a little hectic around here. This is the status of the projects here.

1) the MP-44 trunnions test pieces have been completed and sent to the buyer. A […]

Weekend update and the fun of machining

Nothing really exciting to report. I spent the weekend machining large pieces of metal into smaller pieces. We have shipped the test MP-44 trunnions to Pete and while we are waiting for his report back we are filling our time working on making stamping dies. In this case all the pieces are sized and we […]

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.

step 1

Step 2

step 3

step 4

The complete process.

This is the video taken to accomplish this part.

 

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Pressing the AR-180B bolt hold open

Previously I showed a few pictures of the process in pressing the AR-180B bolt hold open device.

We started with a laser cut then machined blank.

This is the video showing the steps.

And after the pressing operation we have a completed part ready for heat treat.

 

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Weekend update for 7-6-15

A number of projects were tackled this weekend, as always around here. First the comm trench was completed and 3 sets of cat 6 wiring was pulled.

Next weekend I will bring it into the shop.

A small a/c unit was set up in the wood shop. It is not big enough but it does […]

Magazine manufacturing

In this post we are going to look at making a magazine. In this case a 22lr pistol magazine. This magazine was stamped out on a progressive stamping die. In a machine that would look like this.

Not for the home shop.

So lets take a look at the steps that would be required to […]

Weekend Update 1-25-15

It is 6 P.M. on Sunday and I am done. Most of this weekend has been spent on the VG1-5 project. I finished all the small screws ,200, with the final op. Next will be Parkerizing.

The medium and larger screws are over 1/2 way completed.

All the fire control stamping ,110 of them, […]

Weekend update 1-19-15

Well it was another fun weekend around Gun Lab. This was the list I worked out during the week to be completed this weekend.

The 4″ conduit was run around the wood shop as well as the rest of the 2″ and 1″ and we buried it in preparation for the next phase.

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VG1-5 magazine release button.

In this post we are going to show you how the magazine release button is made. We start with a laser cut washer.

Okay over 100 laser cut washers.

Then run them through the pressing tool that forms them to the shape we need.

After this step they look like this.

One hundred later […]

Making the VG1-5 strengthening plates

In this post we are going to take you through the steps necessary to make the strengthening plates for the side of the VG1-5 receiver. In the first couple of rifles that we made we bent the plates on my finger brake.

This was not a plan for doing over 200 of them. The time […]