Building the Steven's Rifle from scratch

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Building the Steven's Rifle from scratch

#1 Post by shinzen » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:10 am

This is definitely NOT my how to, but a lovely read with lots of pictures about a machinist who built one from scratch. That's some amazing damned work.

http://www.metalworkingfun.com/showthread.php?tid=506
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#2 Post by lurker » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:17 am

i have a drill press and a dremel... :(

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#3 Post by shinzen » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:18 am

You and me both my friend

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#4 Post by Mason » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:36 am

I just walked in from the current project in my lathe which is now stopped as I just discovered that either I mis-ordered or my tool supplier sent me the wrong reamer. Pretty sure I ordered 0.550 but seem to have gotten 0.509. I guess I'll finish it up next week. Machining stuff is cool. I wish I was actually formally trained.
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#5 Post by shinzen » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:15 am

Nice. When I have time in my life, I'd really like to go take some classes.
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Re: Building the Steven's Rifle from scratch

#6 Post by Marlene » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:08 pm

FUCK!
The way that guy backs off the threading tool to make the thread taper off gradually at the root is quite the trick. I run the same Hardinge he does and I’m terrified at even trying it.
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