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Posted: 5/1/2013 10:09:11 PM EST
Are there plans online to make your own?

May have access to a CNC Mill & Laser Cutter/Engraver and want to have everything ready for when my lowers arrive.

Thanks!
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Posted: 5/2/2013 6:28:26 AM EST
For a set of basic side plates... to secure your 80% receivers
check out the guide by Ray-Vin!!

Ray-Vin's Guide

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Posted: 5/2/2013 8:21:11 AM EST
Thank you for the info.

Curious if anyone has put that info into AutoCAD or SolidWorks. I hate to duplicate work that's already out there.

If not I'll have to get it running again on my MacBook Pro, but I'll defiantly share my work with the community.

I emailed these guys, because I could have access to a 3D printer. No word from them yet.

http://www.advancedrifles.com/3d-printed-jig-version-2-0/
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Posted: 5/9/2013 8:58:09 AM EST
So I put those side plate plans into SolidWorks... If anyone wants a copy here you go - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69578617/ARJig.zip

My problem with this is these are just side plates, no provisions for putting in the pivot & takedown pins in to firmly secure the lower. I'm thinking I have to start over and make new plans that include these holes.
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Posted: 5/9/2013 1:23:05 PM EST
Updated the ZIP file to include my updated version of the jig, a 3d file of the lower I used to check the fit, and a PDF of the book where I got all the info.
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Posted: 5/13/2013 11:05:12 AM EST
Can you save the file in a format that is Autodesk Inventor friendly?
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Posted: 5/23/2013 4:44:56 PM EST
Just curious here... My CAD program won't take solidworks files, but will take STEP type of files (extension STP (?)) can you make the file available in that format? I tried iges files, but it will only deal with the 2D type of iges file. TIA
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Posted: 5/23/2013 11:33:09 PM EST
I've been on a show in the People's Republic of California so I've had zero time to work on this. I have no clue what SolidWorks can export, by when I get a free chance (we wrap June 10th) I'll take a look.
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Posted: 5/24/2013 2:26:08 AM EST
Silly question.... But why not make your own receiver from a block of aluminum?

http://cncguns.com/projects/ar15lower.html

Grab the SolidWorks e-drawings, and start from there.
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Posted: 5/24/2013 10:09:46 AM EST
I'm not that skilled. I've taken a year of machine classes at the local community college, so I'm comfortable milling a pocket and drilling three holes. It's a LOT more work to machine an entire lower. I would just buy a stripped lower, but I want a few guns off the books and my custom roll marks.