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Old 08-02-2014, 05:49 PM
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Misc smiffin'.....pics!

Everybody is welcome to post pics!



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Old 08-02-2014, 06:20 PM
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Neat! Is that a gage pin or some fixturing in the top pistol with the Chin housing?

And a welded Norc! You buy a TIG? Interesting.....
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:01 PM
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Very nice........keep 'em coming fellas!

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Old 08-02-2014, 07:52 PM
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In, but only as a spectator, this has the potential to be an awesome thread.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:51 PM
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:21 PM
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Now this is a thread I could get addicted to...
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:27 PM
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Now this is a thread I could get addicted to...
Could?

Pistolwrench had me at.... "Everybody is welcome to post pics."

Maybe 1911 forums.com is in the throes of a rebirth afterall. . ....
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:28 PM
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Best thread ever. I love these kind of pictures.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:30 PM
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:50 PM
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:41 PM
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Well.... Long story short I had to radius the rear of a rear sight and I wanted it re-serrated too. I wanted to match it to the slide's radius at the rear. As-wuz, it was doing this unsightly overhang thing.. I decided to do it a little differently than I have before.

I think it was my very first shipwreck dive where I picked up this piece of steel. Not gonna say where it was because I >may< have violated a law, not realizing it at the time of course..... took a piece of coal too. At the time there was no talk of "underwater preserves" (no, that is not making jam out of seaweed or jelly out of jellyfish ;-) ).

Anyway, I had run across this thing and decided that it had been a mistake to take it off the wreck. It would never be recognized as anything but a very rusted, pitted piece of steel, and I would never be able to put it back-- one reason being, I could not even say now what the name of the wreck was! But I could put it to use. Make something new from something old (sank before the turn of the century).

So-- I cleaned up a few areas, did a little mill work and a little torch work...... and did the deed to the sight. It was not done in the slide's dovetail, it was done in another setup.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:44 PM
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Ned,
That may well be the coolest smiffin' story EVER!

Show more pics cause I don't think many here grasp the idea.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:04 PM
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Ned,
That may well be the coolest smiffin' story EVER!

Show more pics cause I don't think many here grasp the idea.
Please do. I have no idea what that contraption does. Looks interesting though.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:05 PM
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Ned,
That may well be the coolest smiffin' story EVER!

Show more pics cause I don't think many here grasp the idea.
Yup.....I'm curious to how that works, lol
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:06 PM
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You guys need a Proto-Trak!
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:08 PM
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Veerrry clever, Sir Ned...
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:09 PM
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Ned's gadget is basically a Bridgeport mill boring bar, but cutting on the "inside"
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:29 PM
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Ned's gadget is basically a Bridgeport mill boring bar, but cutting on the "inside"
Ahhhh......Now that I've looked at it on an actual computer screen that makes perfect sense.

Very clever use of scrap indeed!
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:41 PM
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Ned, is that a slide mounted charging handle? If it is, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:59 PM
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You got it right RdB. Like boring but on the inside of the sweep. It holds a little cutter made out of a broken-off 1/8 end mill. Here's a pic of it as I got started.




RdB, what is a proto-track?
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:20 PM
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GREAT to see you posting here Ned!

I think that hunk of iron might have been a chariot axle before the birth of Christ.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:31 AM
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That's some very serious recycling of old stock, Ned..
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