GUN Why doesn't my metalwork look like this?

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  1. phrozenlikwid

    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    So Chuck Rogers is my favorite 1911 guy. I'm consistently blown away with the insane amount of detail and "perfectness" that his guns display. Having dabbled with stuff on a MUCH smaller scale, it nearly pisses me off that my stuff cannot look as clean as his no matter how hard I try.

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    Of particular interest is how well he blends the magwell into the frame of that gun. I've been tinkering around with some of my stuff, trying to accomplish the same thing. While my stuff doesn't look like complete shit, and is certainly functional, it can't hold a candle to his stuff. Also; Look at how smooth the gun is. It's easy to dehorn something, a little sand paper and a some rubbing will surely break the edges down. What's really fucking hard, is keeping lines and radiuses so straight and uniform. His shit almost looks like it was machined that perfect. My mind....... It's blown.

    I guess that's why people pay him big monies to build stuff for them, and no one does same for me:wtc:
     
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    Makes me want a 1911
     
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    I hear ya man.

    Unfortunately, I almost feel that I would do a gun like that injustice. I'm hard on shit, and generally value function infinitely more than form. I just like shit to work. Something like that, I would almost be inclined to mount it and stick it on my coffee table or something. While I have no doubts it would shoot better than anything I have, I still almost see it as more of an art piece to be admired.
     
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    you gotta get some meth and a little something we call OCD.
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I feel the same way when I make holsters, it makes you realize just how skilled some of the old craftsmen are.
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    I got the meth hookup on lock, as I live in rural KY (we make alotta meth here...). I also am somewhat of a neat freak.

    Think that's all I'm missing?

    BRBtweaking
     
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    As a former machinist I am only impressed with the stipling?sp

    The rest looks great but remember coatings and shit cover errors that are insignificant.
     

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