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Old 08-20-2014, 06:10 PM
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WOW....what more needs to be said?!?!
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:36 PM
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guys.....sorry if I'm not forthcoming about my process.
I don't have a CNC mill, each cut is made via conventional
positioning.

Yes, it takes time and attention.

I've spent a lot of time developing fixtures and mathematical equations.

Thanks for all the nice comments!

My goal wiff this thread was to have illustrations of
the work involved in a custom build.
Chuck "Rainman" Rogers and the mathematical 4th axis.

I should have paid more attention in math class...

Very impressive work!

Thanks for creating the thread.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:47 PM
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Chuck, how high is the ladder you use when you keep setting that bar higher? Very nice work!
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:51 AM
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do any of you smiffs work around here anymore?
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:20 AM
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do any of you smiffs work around here anymore?
Where is here?
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:01 AM
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20140322_022416_LLS by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr

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No smiff...have file and sandpaper.

The donor gun supplied the slide, front sight, disconnector, sear, ejector, some pins and springs.

I am a total amateur and it was a first, but it works, and works well.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:33 AM
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No smiff...have file and sandpaper.

The donor gun supplied the slide, front sight, disconnector, sear, ejector, some pins and springs.

I am a total amateur and it was a first, but it works, and works well.[/QUOTE]

Not to bad. Could use a little clean up on some details but ok for you first try.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:29 PM
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do any of you smiffs work around here anymore?
Think they are out on summer vacation.........
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:37 PM
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Not to bad. Could use a little clean up on some details but ok for you first try.
Surely.

My efforts were focused on function over finish.

It's a daily carry and shooter and they get ugly anyway.

The slide is beat and worn but wears its original parkerizing.

I have pretty guns. This is certainly not one of them.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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[QUOTE=RdB;5174266]

Hi RdB, question; the openings you have milled in slide, they appear to go all the way through, correct? Also, there are no worries about weakening the metal around the openings? I was thinking of ways to lighten-up my Champion, and those openings look like they will help to serve that purpose. I look forward to your reply!

Scott
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:09 AM
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All machined, ready for stoning.......



Almost there.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:08 PM
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Hi RdB, question; the openings you have milled in slide, they appear to go all the way through, correct? Also, there are no worries about weakening the metal around the openings? I was thinking of ways to lighten-up my Champion, and those openings look like they will help to serve that purpose. I look forward to your reply!

Scott

The slots go through. I used a 3/16" end mill with a .020" corner radius. Same tool was used to put the holes in the top of the slide. The gun is a compensated 38 Super, so slide lightening is useful to speed up cycle time...I'm not so sure that's a good thing for a short slide 1911 shooting powerful loads though (unless it's a 9mm)
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:54 PM
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Almost there.
Ding dang that's nice work!
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:08 PM
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:33 PM
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Ned, you tease!

Let's see that frontstrap texture!!!
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:58 PM
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My new mill...
You cheapskate. You should have sprung for the cup holders.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:21 PM
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:28 PM
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Gauging in the grip safety

Re-profiled EGW



Fit and blended
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:02 PM
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Gauging in the grip safety

Re-profiled EGW



Fit and blended
A smoothly blended grip safety could be one of the nicest things on these pistols, outside of some of the front strap treatments. Like a mark of quality.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:45 AM
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You cheapskate. You should have sprung for the cup holders.
I got cupholders but my cups wouldn't fit. :S

Actually I was prepared to do the slide/frame fit by hand with files and stones, but I always worry about getting everything strait and square. The router table keeps it straight and square. The press will come in handy later.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:54 AM
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Ned, you tease!

Let's see that frontstrap texture!!!
OK Chuck-- here it is..... sorta......

A condition known as "FRAG hand"



And the cause of this dreaded malady. This is a n otherwise fairly plain Springfield, it's been gone over for reliability and sharp edges but not really a full custom:

Overall view showing the FRAG'd frontstrap. The gun's original contrasting two tone scheme of black rounds and polished bare stainless flats is carried over: I have applied Brownells Baking Laquer after the FRAG job, baked it, and then polished the paint from the tops of each individual FRAG.


Same thing on the MSH:
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:13 AM
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LOL!! Awesome!
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:17 PM
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That is too cool Ned!!....
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:59 PM
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Wow! Outstanding execution, matched from front strap through the grips to the back strap. Bitchin'!!

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