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Posted: 5/9/2003 8:38:19 PM EDT
Some people on this board may know my friend so I will call him Jose for this story. So I went out to dinner with Jose and his family tonight and had a good time. Later as we return to Jose's house we go out to his garage and start playing with his new lathe that he acquired this past week. Both noobs to metal lathing "Myself Especially" we started off just cutting on some steel rod and dicking around. Well after roughly threading this rod he goes crazy and begins on this whole "Shit Mang! If i can thread rod I can thread AR barrels who needs a die set mang!" Before I realize that Jose is serious he is already chucking up a brand new 16" fluted UNTHREADED barrel into his lathe.... "Dont worry Mang" he says "Ill just profile it down a bit." Well moments later to my HORROR he tries to thread the end of the barrel. First pass.... Not too bad looks pretty uniform and even... Maybe not so bad. Second pass.... Same as first just a little deeper things are looking up. Third pass.... going smooth about half way down when BZZRRTTTT auto feed stops and takes out a nice big clean spot right through the newly forming threads.... I couldnt belive it, I say to Jose "Whats wrong with you! 1/2x28 dies are only like $7!! Are you mad!!" He only replies with "ehh mang ill just cut it down to 14.5 inches and addd a permenant brake mang." A few moments later, close to vomiting I walk away from Jose wanting to beat him with the mangled barrel. "Where are you going mang" he says, with his thick south of the border accent. My only reply "home." And quite discusted I jump in my truck and leave. I dont know if ill ever talk to him again... Moral of the story is Friends dont let friends F* up perfectly fine barrels.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:41:29 PM EDT
His barrel, his lathe, his money, his problem. If that turned you away, it sounds like a pretty thin friendship.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:42:02 PM EDT
its just metal mang
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:42:11 PM EDT
Hey, his money, his toys to f-up. Don't sweat it, they'll make more.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:42:54 PM EDT
Shouldn't drink and post.....[rofl]
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:49:24 PM EDT
It's tuition in the school of life. At least he didn't run his hand through a bandsaw, mang.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:51:38 PM EDT
A true friend would have stayed and laughed at his idiocy and misfortune…
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:05:05 PM EDT
A real friend would have helped him clean up and recut the threads properly.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:13:01 PM EDT
A great friend would have helped him by taking any other barrels he might have had close by.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:18:50 PM EDT
A real fed would have called the ATF on the guy for violating NFA.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:21:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:21:58 PM EDT
Tell Jose not to drink and operate machine tools.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:31:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:44:57 PM EDT
When you mentioned going out and then lathe, I could just see a high speed wood lathe, a bit too much (any is)alcohol, a misadjusted tool rest and some gouges flying through the air impacting various body parts. Thank God that the only thing murdered here wa a bit of steel.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:56:35 PM EDT
was he trying to thread a postban? isnt that against the LAW?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:58:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC: was he trying to thread a postban? isnt that against the LAW?
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Since it was a barrel, and not a gun it doesnt matter. Did you miss the permanently attached brake part?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:59:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC: was he trying to thread a postban? isnt that against the LAW?
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It's the rec. that counts. With 3228 posts you should know that by now. Shame on you! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:49:53 PM EDT
Ok guys I wasnt really as harsh as I said, I was just jabbing fun at a friend of mine. I wont let him hurt anymore barrels though.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:17:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC: was he trying to thread a postban? isnt that against the LAW?
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Refer to Imbroglio's post above. You're not afraid of flash suppressors, are ya? TS
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:22:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:06:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:19:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gaspain: its just metal mang
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[ROFL2]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:34:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: A real fed would have called the ATF on the guy for violating NFA.
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[rofl2] [lol]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:57:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: A real fed would have called the ATF on the guy for violating NFA.
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Damn we missed you.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 4:38:40 AM EDT
damn! didn't know it was possible to post with an accent! i was reading Jose's replies with Tony Montana's accent mang![:o)]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 4:48:54 AM EDT
Damn, cut it off three times and it still wasn't long enough.( WEDONEEDNO STINKING BARRELS!)
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 4:55:10 AM EDT
I HAVE A SNAKE MANG
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 7:27:33 AM EDT
I have fucked up things the cost much more than a AR barrel and had fun doing it. Live and learn, sometime knowlege cost blood and flesh, a little metal isnt to bad.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 7:49:18 AM EDT
A true friend would have called la Migra, ese. [:D]
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