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Link Posted: 3/21/2007 11:30:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2007 9:42:45 PM EDT by Hawk1911]
Houston Tx
Drill Press
Hand Tools
Big Hammer
Mig welder
Vise
Dremel with enough attactments to get in trouble with
bench grinder/wire brush
chop saw
12 ton press
drillpress vise

on the need to buy soon list:

go and no gauges
a whole lot of ak builders stuff

send me a message if you want to get a build party together.
Link Posted: 3/26/2007 1:38:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2008 2:25:50 PM EDT by uscombatdiver]
Salt Lake City, Utah

Flat bending jig
Barrel installation & removal kit/jig
Trigger guard rivet jig
Cobalt drill bits
Dremel with assorted bits (virtually everything I needed for my build)
Drill and taps
Torch
Assorted hammers and punches

Press and welding supplies now also available within our building group

We have expanded into a build group with a local website:

http://groups.google.com/group/west-desert-arms

Plus we have more tools.

Link Posted: 3/30/2007 7:24:15 PM EDT
Well I guess I can my name to the list now.  I've built 6, 2 more in the garage pending.

Winston-Salem, NC

Tools:
12 Ton H.F. Press
H.F. Drill Press
Home-made trigger jig
Home-made riveter (modified 18" H.F. bolt cutter)
Dremel - a must
Misc. Small tools like punches, vice, clamps, etc.





Link Posted: 4/2/2007 3:31:01 AM EDT
Alright everyone heres an update on my inventory,

AK Builder
-Flat bending jig
-Barrel kit
-Trigger jig
-Front trunnion bolt cutter tool
-Plinker rear trunnion jig
-hydraulic press
-Basic hand tools

Only thing I don't have is the spot welder. I'm thininking I'm just going to farm that work out.
Link Posted: 4/5/2007 9:57:04 PM EDT
Arlington, Texas
Currently working on 2
currently have 4 on order
Rommy G's with Coldsteel 80% blanks on all 6

Drill press
2 Bridgeport ser.I mills
10"x30" Logan lathe
Stick & MIG welders
12 ton press
horizonal & vertical band saws
Bolt-cutter sqeezers
other homemade tooling
cut-off saw
many other stuff
Link Posted: 4/7/2007 4:04:06 AM EDT
Dearborn MI

all the stuff including a full heat treat setup.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 3:34:23 PM EDT
Central NC between Siler City, Greensboro and Raleigh
assorted tools
mig
tig
mill


Built various stamped milled and caliber conversions
Link Posted: 4/25/2007 11:43:54 PM EDT
I'm in the Murfreesboro TN area. Just bought a Romy G kit and could use a lot of help building it. There are two of us here in the Boro that need help. Maybe we could get together for a Middle Tennessee build party.
Coop
Link Posted: 4/27/2007 10:59:24 AM EDT
St. Louis area

Mill
MIG
lathe
press

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Looking to bend flats and build a couple of Romy's
Link Posted: 5/5/2007 8:08:01 PM EDT
Just finished my 1st build.  Was a learning process to say the least.  
Link Posted: 6/26/2007 8:12:12 PM EDT
I just finished my 1st a few weeks ago but I do have 4 aks I will be building more soon. Anyone Around The King NC area let me know I have a few friends also doing there 1st build. Let have a build party.
Link Posted: 7/5/2007 9:56:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2007 12:37:00 AM EDT by LightingLink]
Land O Lakes, FL

Started building all the kits I've bought.

        AK Builder
Flat Bending Jig with Top Rail Jig
Trigger Guard Rivet Jig
Long Rivet Jig
Plinkers Rivet Jig
Barrel Press
5 & 7mm Reamers
Top Rail Layout Scribe Jig

Yugo M70 Bending Jig
Drill Press
12 Ton Press
Spot Welder
Dremel
Bench Grinder
Angle Grinder
Vise

Everything I need.

Link Posted: 8/4/2007 8:26:21 PM EDT
Any builders in Vermont?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:52:38 PM EDT
I need help building my Romy. Can you help me? Thanks Rich
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:55:36 PM EDT
rno172 I need help with my Romy Can you hepl? Thanks Rich
Link Posted: 8/18/2007 9:46:52 PM EDT
hey there,

   I also live in the reno area

My tool list:

Tap and Dei set
Hand tools
Dremal

More tools to be added latter.
Link Posted: 9/13/2007 3:03:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2007 12:58:26 AM EDT by slyguy2000]
Southampton, PA

Available Tools for use:

100amp portable 110/220 MIG Welder
(fluxcored not gas, will work on a 110v/20a outlet)

autotint adjustable welding helmet & welding gloves

propane brazing torch for heat treating your receiver's FCG pin holes

benchtop grinder w/ wire wheel

Large Drill Press
(with 1/2" superchuck, large pedestal kind, not a small bench top press)

21 gal vertical tank air compressor w/line dryer (~4cfm @ 100psi)

HVLP spray detail gun

small sandblaster gun

stainless steel phosphate tank (4'x1'x1'x1/16"thick)
    phosphating chemicles
       40% phosphoric acid
       manganese dioxide
       zinc oxide
       steel wool pads
       corks for plugging barrel breach & muzzles, and gas ports

steel punches and center punches

scribe tool

dial guages/calipers

email me if you need to use anything!
Link Posted: 9/23/2007 11:48:07 PM EDT
Anyone from CT?
My son and I might be over our heads on a AK74 kit.
We can't even get the barrel pin out LOL.

We bought a U-drive kit but would rather do it the way it is suppose to be built.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 6:53:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Soviet:
Any builders in Vermont?


I was just going to ask the same question  I am mentally preparing to start my first build when i get back to the states,
Link Posted: 10/13/2007 9:47:59 PM EDT
hey there,

I also live in the reno area

My tool list:

Tap and Dei set
Hand tools
Dremal
Flat bending jig
hydrolic press
drill press

More tools to be added latter.
Link Posted: 10/15/2007 4:11:18 PM EDT
Any one in Middle Ga.?
Link Posted: 11/5/2007 8:01:20 PM EDT
I just moved to bradenton florida I have
12 ton press
rear long rivet jig
trigger guard rivet jig
bolt cutter rivet jig
barrel puller
all thread barrel installer
brass fittings for barrels
vices, punches, trunion locaters and dimpling tools
dremils, you name it except for my drill press I left up north.

I am always looking to help out other local first time builders pm me for my number
Link Posted: 11/7/2007 9:40:57 AM EDT
Glen Burnie, MD

Flat bending jig
12 ton a frame press
Rivet (bolt cutter) sqeezers
Mig welder
Mapp gas
Drill press
Bench grinder/Angle grinder
Air tools with 60 gallon supply
7.62x39 gauges
Link Posted: 11/20/2007 6:04:52 PM EDT
Southern Oklahoma.......

Dremel With tons and tons of goodies
go-no-go gauges
tons of punches and files
drill press(s)
Welder(s)
tons of your basic tools.....

Anyone in oklahoma want to do a team build?
Link Posted: 11/21/2007 1:38:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2008 2:55:01 PM EDT by Married_Man]
In the middle of a Krink build.  Can anyone help in Seattle Area?

just leave me a messagehamster@gmail.com
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 8:59:22 PM EDT
Fredericksburg, VA
12 ton press
Flat bending jig
Mig welder(non gas)
Bench top drill press
5" vise
taps, punches, chisels
Dremel, cut off wheels
small hammers and a  couple BFH
small sand blast cabinet
park tank, no burners yet

Fal Building tools-everything needed.

Link Posted: 12/4/2007 1:00:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2008 11:19:40 AM EDT by LPCVT]
Anyone in VT/NH area?

Looking to finish off a Romanian AK kit this summer (all demilled, have the 100% receiver) and would like to find someone with the correct tools (press, jigs) for riveting this thing together.  I've got the bolt cutter riveting tools (homemade), but the more I think about it, the more I want this thing put together with a press.  I've got the tools to demill a Romanian kit if anyone needs help demilling theirs.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 4:55:29 PM EDT
Im in raleigh looking for someone to build with, I dont have any toolds
Link Posted: 12/10/2007 8:48:42 PM EDT
South of Reno NV

Built one rivet job Romy G with very good results.
Have mostly advise as help, tools are at shop I don't own.
Much can be done with very little, a drill press and bench press is all you need.
Link Posted: 2/12/2008 11:22:19 PM EDT
There any builders in West Michigan?
Link Posted: 2/12/2008 11:23:03 PM EDT
Hey, you live in michigan and you know how to build and heat treat aks?
Link Posted: 2/15/2008 1:30:28 PM EDT
I'm in St. Pete, FL, working in Tampa.

Built a Polish Underfolder from a flat, now working on a Rommy G.  Sold my jig and spot welder (not thinking I'd do another build), but have a mig welder and will probably do a poor man's jig this time.  Should have known I'd do more than one.
Link Posted: 2/16/2008 7:53:14 PM EDT
Raleigh, NC
Looking to find a group of people to build with.
Link Posted: 3/6/2008 11:41:33 PM EDT
Greenwood, SC   1 hour south of Greenville, 1 hour north of Augusta Ga.

20 T Press
Drill Press
Sandblast Cabinet
110v Spot Welder
More than enough of hand tools, air tools etc...
All of the AK-builder tools except for the bending jig (thats next week )
Dotco side grinders
Dremel set

Link Posted: 3/25/2008 11:32:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2008 11:41:49 PM EDT by Kikilee]
Central Arkansas.

Tools:
20 Ton Press
Ak-Builder Rivet Jig
Ak-Builder Trigger guard Jig
Ak-builder Barrel press kit
Drill press
Grinder
Park tank
Vise
Go/No Go Gauges

Hand tools:
Punches
Hammers etc.

Supplies:
Rivets (enough for 40 builds)
Rust blue chemicals and brushes
Home brew Park supplies (Manganese Dioxide, Phosphoric Acid)

Link Posted: 3/28/2008 1:45:43 PM EDT
Kingsport, Tennessee.

Have everything necessary to assemble AKs.
Link Posted: 3/28/2008 8:58:30 PM EDT
I desperately need a flat bending Jig.

I live in Lexington, KY and need to rent or borrow a flat bending jig. I have a couple of emails out to some guys on the board but I wanted to get into this topic.

Thanks:
Ford

Lexington, Ky
Link Posted: 3/29/2008 11:10:00 PM EDT
any builders near se iowa?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:12:05 PM EDT
Any builders in the Colorado Springs, CO area?  I'm looking to get started in this hobby and have some kits lying around waiting to be turned into something functional.

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/21/2008 8:19:25 PM EDT
Anyone in Indianapolis, IN area?
Link Posted: 5/4/2008 2:51:17 AM EDT
I am in south Dade looking for some help. i have a polish parts kit and i am polish
Link Posted: 5/15/2008 10:39:38 AM EDT
rdb2 wnc
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:30:49 AM EDT
In NKY 10 min from florence have all tools for building and finishing anyone need help get back glad to help someone in need
Link Posted: 6/11/2008 1:30:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2008 12:46:53 PM EDT by NYMini]
NY area NE1?
Link Posted: 6/16/2008 4:59:50 PM EDT
Is there anyone in Colorado, especially Denver metro area? I got caught up in the $89.95 Romy G grade C madness that Centerfire systems had going in Feb/March. I just got my receiver flat and screws the other day.

I pretty much have an idea what needs to be done but don't have the tools to geek out and bend/weld my flat. Since probably this is the only AK build I'll do I would like to borrow the tools and expertise of an experienced builder.


Link Posted: 6/28/2008 8:40:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2008 8:41:02 PM EDT by foxmeadow]
Eugene, OR

Flat bending jig
Rivet tool
trigger guard rivet jig
Drill Press
Mill
Lathe
Torches
Welders, spot and mig
20 Ton press
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 3:37:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/5/2008 2:20:51 PM EDT by AEnemaBay]
Whoops! Just realized that I posted this in the AK section and not in the AR section.
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 3:23:02 PM EDT
Looking for a bending jig and rivet jig in New Hampshire near Nashua.
Link Posted: 8/22/2008 8:21:03 PM EDT
Vacaville, CA

Have not built one yet but I have a kit and working on getting those rivits drilled out.

For tools I have:
Drill press /  Hand drill
Air compressor - air hammer , air grinder, air drill, air rachet, air cutting tool
several vices
several hammers of several sizes
lots of hand tools
dremmel tool


Would love to find a fellow builder local with press and other tools and experence to give advice


Mt Hunter
Link Posted: 9/15/2008 1:09:40 AM EDT
Omaha, Nebraska
Just started: have already flat receiver  bent, hardened and anieled ready to mig weld lower rails. I'm waiting for Romy kit.

Equipment: Mig, AC/DC welder, drill press, compressor with tools, hand tools,
home made welded flat jig made of 2" L angle- works great
I think I enjoy this built a lot.
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