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Re: Working on the stock and lunette
« Thread started on: Aug 11th, 2007, 10:34pm »

Awesome. Where did you get the lunette? Matt Switlik?

I believe we have the wood for our stock but haven't started shaping it yet.

"My forearms are sore from using files to both square holes and to make the holes line up. "
WTF? Get yourself a small rotery tool like a Dremel. Do NOT get battery powered. Batteries don't last long enough while using it and are always dead when you want to use it.
Why were the holes not lined up?

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Re: Working on the stock and lunette
« Reply #1 on: Aug 14th, 2007, 7:53pm »

Yes, I got it from Matt Switlick. The stock is mild steel.

I have rotary bits but they don't seem to take off much metal.

The holes don't line up because the table on my drill press sags under the weight, so the holes tend to be at funny angles. I just don't seem to have the technique to get them straight. Part of the problem is probably me, but I think cheap equipment is a contributor. A milling machine would be an improvement, but I can't afford one.
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Re: Working on the stock and lunette
« Reply #2 on: Aug 15th, 2007, 7:04pm »

Even with the "right" equipment it is hard to drill a straight hole! The time that I spend in the machine shop at work has proven that to me. Still if the hole was straight it wouldn't be like the original.

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