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by GlennW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Plasma cutter options

Chastise?
by GlennW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Plasma cutter options

I've been in that position many times with machines and tools and have never once wished I had gone with the smaller or cheaper one after I made my decision, but have on a number of occasions wished I had gone with the bigger better more expensive one! If it's something you enjoy doing, just get the...
by GlennW
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: 1911 Project

Chucked up the ground bar in the lathe and roughed the end down to .115" in preparation for grinding. Then dug out the "Grind All" from the closet and zero'd the bar so the small diameter can be ground to fit in the sear bore (.111") and be dead coaxial with the bar.. Once I get the small stub and t...
by GlennW
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place

Does the machine have a metric thread dial (consists of four gears from what I understand) or an "imperial" style dial? (single gear) I don't have a metric lathe, but from what I understand, metric threading on an all metric lathe does not use the same technique as "imperial" threading on an all "im...
by GlennW
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place

I believe you have to leave the leadscrew engaged as you were doing for imperial threads.
by GlennW
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: 1911 Project

Today's contribution was to fit the mainspring housing and did a bit of blending around the grip safety to frame interface.

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by GlennW
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS: Howell Ball Turner for Atlas/Craftsman lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: FS: Howell Ball Turner for Atlas/Craftsman lathe

Wow, that's nice!

I'd darn near buy it just to look at it.
by GlennW
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: 1911 Project

Thank you for the comments.

Nothing too spectacular last night, just ground a section of heat treated steel bar to .808" diameter to start making a sear grinding fixture.

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by GlennW
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: 1911 Project

Didn't do much tonight but hone the bore on a couple of mainspring housings and start on a seer jig.

I find that the key to completion on these projects is to post them. That way I feel obligated and guilty if I don't keep progressing!
by GlennW
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: 1911 Project

While waiting for more parts for the frame... I picked up a Springfield Range Officer just before I started this project and took it apart last Saturday to look it over and install a new set of EGW pins in it, as the hammer pin seemed a bit sloppy. It has some Ed Brown tool steel parts in it from th...
by GlennW
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: 1911 Project

Very nice!
by GlennW
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: 1911 Project

The lower cormers of the grip safetywere contacting the frame causing binding. https://i.imgur.com/QJBiHu2l.jpg The relief cut in the frame was then milled .025" longer for clearance. https://i.imgur.com/sXKTHNll.jpg Now the grip safety drops in and has nice even clearance all around. https://i.imgu...