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Posted: 8/28/2005 7:59:33 PM EDT
Can some one (paying member) please search archives and find my thread on bending flats without a press. Pleeeeeaaassssse! I can't remember the exact title, but some thing about bending flats.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:24:59 AM EDT


archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=51&t=70621


Buy a membership you cheap bastard
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:20:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 8:27:34 AM EDT by Real_estate_salesman]
I just get a thing saying "restricted to team members". I've read links to archives before.
Is there any way to BTT it? to get it out of archives?


Yea, I know I should pay up, but you know.....................................

BTW, I'm just trying to find this for another guy who said he wanted to see it, I don't feel like starting a new thread with all the pics and what not. ETA: the guys name is "OLDTOP" I think, he e-mailed me saying he couldn't find it.

BTW, your help is greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:47:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 1:51:49 PM EDT by Quarterbore]

Originally Posted By Real_estate_salesman:

Yea, I know I should pay up, but you know.....................................




I can see your Post Your pics are down however

Membership has it's privlidges... Support ARFCOM!

Edit: Oh yea, you can't bring posts back from the archives...
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:52:48 PM EDT
Here's the text.

Real_estate_salesman
Member
Joined :: November 2004
Post Number :: 695

USA

First I measured a complete receivers internal measurements, made a blue print to make a jig off of. My first jig was just a piece of hardwood that I made from a wheel barrel handle, then I went all Hollywood and made one out of steel. The wood started to get rounded endges after a few flats.

I used 1/4" bolts, so I had to drill out the original indexing holes in the tapco flats.

I use a caliper to carefully allighn the flat in the home made jig, measureing each side.



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Posted :: 4/20/2005 2:53:57 AM
Last Edited :: 4/20/2005 3:30:45 AM by Real_estate_salesman




Real_estate_salesman
Member
Joined :: November 2004
Post Number :: 696

USA

The jig with flat in it.

Getting ready to start bending with a big'o mallet!




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Posted :: 4/20/2005 3:03:21 AM




Real_estate_salesman
Member
Joined :: November 2004
Post Number :: 697

USA

Starting to take shape.




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Posted :: 4/20/2005 3:07:32 AM




Real_estate_salesman
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Joined :: November 2004
Post Number :: 698

USA

getting ready to bend the top rails.




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Posted :: 4/20/2005 3:09:37 AM




Real_estate_salesman
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Joined :: November 2004
Post Number :: 699

USA

When I'm done bending the flat I just hammer the jig/form out from the small end. Here it is finished.

I stamp this in before bending, I think it adds a nice touch.




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Posted :: 4/20/2005 3:13:35 AM




Real_estate_salesman
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Joined :: November 2004
Post Number :: 700

USA

Here are 3 of the AKs I've built with this. I hope this thread can help someone get the idea how to make your own jig!




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Posted :: 4/20/2005 3:16:36 AM
Last Edited :: 4/20/2005 3:24:35 AM by Real_estate_salesman




heathen
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Joined :: February 2001
Post Number :: 604

OH, USA

Good job. Does the metal handguard get hot while shooting the pistol? Nice looking builds.



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Posted :: 4/20/2005 5:42:55 AM




Real_estate_salesman
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Originally Posted By heathen:
Good job. Does the metal handguard get hot while shooting the pistol? Nice looking builds.
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It can get hot, I generally wear a leather driving glove when shooting. Bumping a 30 won't get it hot at all tho, so for self defense it's OK, going thru a 75 rnd drum'll get'er hot though.



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Posted :: 4/20/2005 3:20:38 PM
Last Edited :: 4/20/2005 3:21:28 PM by Real_estate_salesman




RTO68-69
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Joined :: February 2005
Post Number :: 79

FL, USA

Dang, I'm impressed! Thanks for the jig info. Those are nice looking builds too.


Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:31:55 PM EDT
Thanks guys!
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