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Posted: 2/3/2006 11:30:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 9:19:08 PM EST by schmalts]
Welded the Die up today. Milled and polished the inner walls a bit to get the nice .005 inch clearence i wanted. Put it to the test and bent 2 flats up. Sweet job it did. I put 2 indexing pins in the jig so a Tapco flat can be put in withou measuring the position while setting up. This will make it fool proof. I used a long heavy bar stock to lay up into the edge of the upper rails and beat the over 30 degree, then laid the bar stock on top of the bent over part and pressed it the rest of the way. It worked so goo i dont think i will bother making the upper rail folding jig.
Here are a few pictures
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:44:59 PM EST
Wow. Really nice job. - Zap
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:45:46 PM EST
nice, i just finished one myself. its 3 for 3 with tapco flats. probally going to sell it and triggerguard rivit jig when i'm done with it.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 1:00:52 PM EST
Very nice! I wish i had a mill
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 1:05:53 PM EST
Nice jig Did the moly help ?

You can tell your a machinist not a sheet metal type by the heft of the jig.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:44:49 PM EST
What no angle iron!! REal nice pics, I may have to fire up the milling attachment and make one.


Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:06:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By motorcityman:
Very nice! I wish i had a mill

you can do it without a mill or welder. it will be nowhere near as good looking as schmalts, but it is possible. i made one using only a metal cutoff saw, belt sander, and drill press.

I have 5 perfectly bent Crapco receivers.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:19:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:20:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 4:22:21 AM EST by schmalts]
I figured that if i am going to get paid to make this on spare time at work... this thing is going to be top notch and accurate. I welded the heavy die sides on the bottom both inside and out, and them went in with a Mill cutter and shaved the inside diameter to 1.343 inches. 1.25 for the punch, .087 for the flat sides, and .005 slop added. I really like the index pins the best. No measuring needed, just snap the flat on over the two 1/8 inch roll pins and bolt on the holding plate and ram it home! I made sure i hade relife holes for al of the little indents on a tapco flat as well.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:35:01 AM EST
pics aren't coming through right now.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:08:36 PM EST
What happend to the pics....
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:52:29 PM EST
Although I can't see the pics in your post, I did manage to track them down and view them. That is one damn fine flat bending jig you have there man. If I had owned a flat bending jig that nice I never would have sold it.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:50:21 PM EST
Very nice Work...Somehow the address of the images lost the"G" off the .JPG extension in their address.

If you right click the "red X" that currently represents the image, select 'properties'. Copy the address for the image <ctrl c> and paste <ctrl v> it into the address of another IE window. Complete the link by adding the missing "G" and hit <enter>.

example: as is http://home.wi.rr.com/schmalts/index.html/P1040797.JP

should be http://home.wi.rr.com/schmalts/index.html/P1040797.JPG
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 9:17:46 PM EST
that was wierd... anyway. you got the idea.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:14:00 PM EST
Very nice.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:10:28 AM EST
Pics no longer visible.

Please repost the pics. I'd like to see the jig.

By the way, the receiver looks great.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:07:51 PM EST
pics gone, i needed the web space for other items. sorry, but i have a lot of crap i listed on ebay this weekend and it used up a lot of my web space.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:35:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 6:36:17 PM EST by aksteve3]
Would you mind emailing them to me?

I want to build a jig and am trying to look at all the different designs. I could post them for you on my yahoo album.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:15:46 PM EST
I'm still looking for a nice set of plans for a jig, My friend has acess to a CNC mashine just needs very clear instructions....

your jig looked great btw
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