Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Rip The Jacker, Mar 3, 2009.
I thought about doing an 80% lower, but decided against it based on the cost of the jig.
Good luck, but I'd spend a lot more time and money for materials than it would be worth to save the $100 for the price of a new, mil spec lower.
I just want to machine something
Oh, well then by all means go for it. Building shit is awesome and fun, as long as you aren't expecting to save money
Yeah I doubt I could beat $105 for an EA lower, especially considering the time spent. I have access to a machine shop and nothing to machine.
Form 1 a suppressor. They are fairly easy to make, and it will actually save you money.
or you could thread my barrels for cheap
A suppressor would be cool. You've helped me out, i'd definately help you out if I can.
done a 0%, but it's real pain in the ass without a jig or a CNC machine. Use a surplus mill, go slow, do a little bit at a time and if in doubt, measure.
I'd be doing this at a well equipped shop. Family friend used to make parts for a firearms manufacturer (or so i've been told). So that should help
make your own DIAS*
I will not have such blatant disrespect for the NFA in my thread
I'm just kidding man, I got a guy here that does it cheap. If I were you I'd take advantage of the shop to demil and build those AK kits. You should be able to make some rivet jigs pretty easily with scrap metal.
Yeah after I buy a few more AR toys I'm buying a Tantal kit, and putting in an order with nodak spud for a couple receivers
There's a couple of guys over on pirate that machined their own. Somewhere out there is a site with step by step instructions on how. From what all of them said it took several tries, a bunch of time and certainly was not cheaper than buying one. However it is cool to say you made it yourself, and if you are tinfoil hat crew it is a completely off the book lower.
I would love to try that. I have a friend with a mill (since the ones at work are off limits totally for home projects ) and this guy would have no prob with me using it, I just haven't decided to invest the time yet. I think I can locate a piece of material but it wouldn't be cheaper. If you buy a forging it comes out cheaper I think though, at about $30 each for the raw chunk. I'll have to remember where I saw that though... And you can't really count your time, I mean the cost of these things is based on mass manufacture and I would be doing it partly for enjoyment and pleasure of knowing it was made by me. Can't put a price on that really.
yeah 3 for $25 each
Next thing you know, it'll be Sodomites and pillars of salt.
You cheated, CNCs don't count
Also, what upper is that, that is sexy.
Not even CNC!
Rapid Prototyping, more specifically: Stereo Lithography Apparatus.
The upper is a Sun Devil MFG billet upper.
i had to have it to match the Sun Devil lower
What SLA material is that? I have some SLA stuff but none of it is that clear. I like SLS better but the resolution isn't there.
If anyone has access to a CNC I could probably knock up a CAD file of the receiver to start programming off of. I know this is most likely available on the interweb but if need be, I can make it happen.
don't waste your time. It's $100.