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WTB: CNC machinists skills
« on: February 07, 2019, 01:07:18 PM »
I am looking into getting some parts made from aluminium. Just a simple trigger guard for an old FWB300s, and a palm shelf. Parts are drawn up with measurements, but i dont have the knowledge to draw in any useful format for a CNC mill. If anyone is interested please send me a PM, and I can send the drawings to discuss further.
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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 08:37:51 PM »
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 08:39:50 PM by Akzle »

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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:46:03 PM »


Thanks. That may just be what I will end up doing...
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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 07:32:51 AM »
you dont want to discount the old hacksaw and files mate they allways work if all else fails eh!!
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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 02:52:05 PM »
Someone may do it for love, or cheap, but basically the education isn't cheap, the machines aren't cheap, and the tools aren't cheap. Even gettng something put into CAD would cost ya (I'd guess a few hundy) , let alone the set up for a one-off.

As said, you mght luck out and find someone (buy them lots of beer if you do) but I wouldn't count on it.

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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 09:20:41 PM »
shouldnt need to cnc those jobs trigger guards easy nuf to make and the other cant be that hard either,dont
 need cnc to make most things unless you guna make several of them,not worth the cost the time to put
 on cad and program the machine for one off jobs,both these should be straight foreward simple jobs on a
 mill Akzle right would cost lot beer,post some drawings and will have look at it.
 cheers mike

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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 06:57:53 AM »
You have already had the best advice. Get some files and a drill is useful. It is not hard to do but takes a bit of time and care. Careful marking out and careful cutting and finishing. The exercise is very satisfying. Sand paper is useful for finishing as aluminium is soft.
It is also cheap so if you mess up the first one then you can start again.
The guarantee is that every time you pick up the rifle you will  get a little happy message, I made that.  You only get it if you made it.

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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 09:00:11 AM »
the facts are that its possible to make just bout any thing using quite bassic tools if you want it bad enuf
 how well whatever that happens to be largely comes down to patience and a certain degree of stubborness
 working in metal is like any thing else,its a learned skill,and if you dont try you will never achieve  those
 skills eh!! and practice makes perfect and as Hugh said there is allways some thing very satisfying about
 making some thing yourself and doing a good job of it.
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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 03:05:46 PM »
All true.. I do like DIY as much as possible, for the pride, as well as for being a cheapskate ;)

It probably doesnt need to be as complicated as I had drawn...



« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 03:12:09 PM by JS »
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Re: WTB: CNC machinists skills
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 06:52:53 PM »
both easy jobs dont need cnc do those on standard mill,trickest job would be the radious cut on palm shelf
 and can be done easily enuf using rotary table on standard mill once set up by any half decent machinist
 dont have time to do them at moment,pm me and will giv you my land line no,and we see if can sort
 something out for you .
 cheers mike