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Posted by maccrazy2 on 04 May 2019 - 02:30 AM
Posted by Dave on 05 February 2019 - 11:12 PM
I added a Enco 6 by 12 surface grinder to my shop. I sure wish I would have done this (cheap) addition way sooner. I was told it had only a few hours on it. I took a few pieces off to clean it, looked good on the bottom sides! It sure makes a neat finish on parts! I can think of a lot of uses for this machine. Came with the magnetic chuck too
Last pic is just a test part, before I got the diamond dresser for the wheel.
Posted by Sparky_NY on 11 January 2019 - 01:05 AM
Not machining but material related.
As we all know, brass costs have gotten totally out of hand. I have been considering alternatives that would look like brass.
About a month ago, I bought a Harbor Freight powder coating system, $60 with coupon. My main idea was to powdercoat the metal pieces of the tripod when the time comes, probably in black. Well, I got to looking and there are 6500 colors/types available from just one vendor (prismatic powders). They have a "tinted" clearcoat brass that is intended to go either over a chrome color base OR bare polished metal. I ordered some and today gave it a try.
I took a scrap of aluminum about 1x4 , polished it up and coated it. After the usual baking at 400 deg I was amazed at how much it looks like brass. How close does it look?????? The aluminum coated piece laid up against my real brass housing matches about as identical as you could ask for !! Its amazing !! I would say that with real and a coated piece on the table in front of you, standing, you couldn't tell which is which.
I am inside now but will try and get some pics tomorrow. Don't know how well pics will do justice to such comparisions but will give it a try.
Here is a link to the product. https://www.prismati...ASABEgLKe_D_BwE
AND a couple pictures from their website that I would say is a real good representation.
Posted by Cutter on 04 January 2019 - 07:09 PM
Posted by Sparky_NY on 15 December 2018 - 05:31 PM
AND.... because we like videos.....
Have not made crank yet. SO..... wanted to run things a bit. A few more parts remaining but not much. Notice the redneck test stand ! LOL
Posted by Anderson Guncraft on 10 January 2016 - 04:43 PM
This pic was taken yesterday 01/09/16. 1874 Camel in .45-70 nearing completion. I still have the feed hopper to machine. This is the last major part of the gun to be done. Gear blanks are at the gear cutting shop and should be done in a couple of weeks. After the gun is done I'll start on the tripod parts.
If you are on Facebook search for Anderson Guncraft.
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Posted by Cutter on 10 July 2019 - 10:57 PM
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Posted by 4171 on 20 June 2019 - 01:09 PM
I'm still plugging away on mine. Just finished up the rear yoke. Came out better than I thought it would!
Posted by Cutter on 09 June 2019 - 04:39 PM
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Posted by Sparky_NY on 25 May 2019 - 09:10 PM
Did some fine tuning to the gun over the last week or so. Went from 13.5 lb firing pin springs to 10lb springs. Today was round two test firing. Fired a bunch of 8 round bursts (limited by temp mag) without any issues. The 10lb springs seem to dent the primers identical to the 13.5 lb springs. The next step down is a 8lb spring but I feared they might not detonate reliably so I went with the 10lb ones.
Whats next? Thinking the mounting yoke, elevating screw and the bruce feed mag. Probably the mag first, I got it nailed down in Fusion 360 pretty good time to make chips.
Damn thing weighs about 70lbs now, might have to consider a gas motor and steering wheel too.
This thing really BARKS, and I am running light handloads. Neighbors down the road were probably wondering if the revolution had begun.