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Mud
12-14-2008, 12:59 PM
Alright guys, the CNC is about to finish the last few lines of code for my DPMS (style) .308 lower and I need help on what to engrave on the receiver. What I need is Photoshop/MSPaint etc. ideas in this thread (that I can use with your consent) to tag the receiver. Here is what the receiver will looks like before:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_2980_640x480.jpg

This is the last one I did w/ Blackstar tag:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_2407_640x480.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/BSR-308logo.jpg

Let the ideas roll:

Mud
12-15-2008, 10:15 AM
I always liked this look, (with a few changes).

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/ProtoLogoCalNet.jpg

antarius
12-15-2008, 10:34 AM
S/N: FUHQDOJ308-02

7222 Hawker
12-15-2008, 3:59 PM
Put a Marine Eagle Globe and Anchor on it an it will be worth something!

Spyder
12-15-2008, 5:50 PM
S/N: FUHQDOJ308-02

Holy crap man, that is freaking HILARIOUS!

Mud
12-15-2008, 6:16 PM
Put a Marine Eagle Globe and Anchor on it an it will be worth something!

How about this:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/SampleLogo.jpg

Mud
01-23-2009, 9:01 PM
Not sure if anyone is still interested in this or not, but here is where I'm at with the .308 Build.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_2992.jpg

I used a little too small of a Font and My cutter was set a little deep:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_2993.jpg

Other side:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_2994.jpg

And still to go,,,,,,, The Magwell
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_2995.jpg

QuickOnTheDraw
01-23-2009, 9:04 PM
What is the price going to be and when are they going to be available?

Mud
01-23-2009, 9:27 PM
What is the price going to be and when are they going to be available?

I wish I knew someone who could EDM the Magwell for me, if that was the case then these would be a breeze. End up spending way too much time cutting AR-10 Magwell, that's why I leave it for last :D Not for sale, but for testing purposes only.

Seesm
01-23-2009, 10:07 PM
I wish I knew someone who could EDM the Magwell for me, if that was the case then these would be a breeze. End up spending way too much time cutting AR-10 Magwell, that's why I leave it for last :D Not for sale, but for testing purposes only.

I want a ar15 one like that... Did you do that? What would a ar 15 "style" cost me.. NOW

and btw I like:

S/N: FUHQDOJ308-02 I LIKE!! :)

I think for sure my serial # on my homegrown will be seriously FAQDOHJMULTI ( I know it's too long and too to the point right?) :) or something like that...Will I get in trouble? :)

Hey if you are able to do a 80%? I have a machine shop...

Maybe I just need to blast one off....? Is that T6 and then will it be hard anodized?

I am kinda pumped if you can't tell? :)

ar15barrels
01-23-2009, 10:36 PM
I wish I knew someone who could EDM the Magwell for me

PM m24armorer here.

Mud
01-29-2009, 1:47 PM
PM m24armorer here.

Thanks for the idea, but decided to avoid any extra costs and get to cutting :). Here are some of the steps for an AR-10 Magwell:

Drilling out the corners (1/8" drill 4" Long) :
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_2999.jpg

Drilling out Bulk of aluminum (1/2" Drill):
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3000.jpg

Hogging out the Mag area (3/4" Roughing Mill):
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3001.jpg

Finish with 3/8" Long End Mill and now Ready for filling:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3004.jpg

Mud
02-20-2009, 7:56 PM
Was able to get back to this project, finally finished last few ops. Quick sandblast and a few pics before anodizing.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3005-1.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3006-1.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3007-1.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3008-1.jpg

Not Bad for a little Taig CNC and 8"x30" Knee Mill.

Seesm
02-20-2009, 8:38 PM
Can you make me a 80% for my next build? I can put the name on it and finish the last 20% at my shop... PM me if you can thanks... YOu did a nice unit here...

Jpach
02-20-2009, 9:48 PM
Im in for an 80% as well if its ever an option.

heycorey
02-21-2009, 5:00 AM
Hey Mud,

I don't suppose you'd care to share (or maybe sell) your G-code with me, would you? I'm buying a Sieg X3 mill in the near future and plan to convert it to CNC. I want to learn how to roll my own receivers and such, as it were.

That receiver is nicely done, by the way.

Mud
02-21-2009, 6:34 AM
I just used an IGES file and used MeshCam to convert tool path to G-Code. You wouldn't be able to use my G-Code as it is unique to my machine and setup. With the X3 CNC all you will need is a 3d file, software to operate machine (I use Mach 3) and of course conversion Software (again I use MeshCam.

Mach 3 = $150
MeshCam = $100+
Learning experience and final product = Priceless :D

Mud
02-21-2009, 6:43 AM
As for 80% Lowers, ,,,, I might do a couple of 0% lowers for those that want to tackle that, but too much time and cost in doing more.

heycorey
02-21-2009, 6:43 AM
Cool ... thanks for the advice! I'm just getting started; downloaded the demo version of Mach3 a few days ago. Lots of learning to do. Thanks again!

Mud
02-26-2009, 9:57 PM
Receiver is done, just need to put it together now:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3009.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3010.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3012.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3011.jpg

Mud
02-26-2009, 10:10 PM
Thought I would use some wood for the "Non-Grip":D
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3013.jpg

I am setting the CNC to do some checkering, this picture shows general idea:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3014.jpg

I am trying to upgrade my Taig Mill to a Sieg X4 Plus, if anyone is interested in stepping into this type of equipment check in with this link.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=157962

Mud
03-03-2009, 5:59 PM
Finally finished The "Non-Grip": walnut w/ Ebony Stain Shading and Lemon Oil Finish.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3015.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3016.jpg

ProlificARProspect
03-03-2009, 6:13 PM
:clap: Bravo, nice job. Please post pics of finish build.

ar15barrels
03-03-2009, 6:15 PM
As for 80% Lowers, ,,,, I might do a couple of 0% lowers for those that want to tackle that, but too much time and cost in doing more.

I can sell 0% 308 billet lowers to anyone that wants them for $100 each.
They look like this:

http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00RCbQOEAtOUreM/Aluminum-Flat-Bar.jpg

Mud
03-03-2009, 7:01 PM
I wish I had that much Bar Stock in my Garage:eek: All the projects one could do with all that Aluminum!!!

Mud
03-03-2009, 7:02 PM
Some Pics of finished rifle:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3017.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3018.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3020.jpg

Mud
03-03-2009, 7:05 PM
Next Project will be some Rail Covers made out of Walnut to Match. Anyone have 3d file of an A2 Stock?

ProlificARProspect
03-03-2009, 7:05 PM
Some Pics of finished rifle:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3017.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3018.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/BlackStar/100_3020.jpg
Thats nice, I like alot.

joelogic
03-03-2009, 8:55 PM
That's some awesome quality work. You doing this in your garage? As a hobby? Or are you a machinist?

Mud
03-03-2009, 9:36 PM
That's some awesome quality work. You doing this in your garage? As a hobby? Or are you a machinist?

I call it the Shop, but my wife calls it a "Mess"! Started off with my 12"x36" Lathe and contoured and chambered barrels for my Benchrest rifles, but then I bought a small mill to do other work. Now I have 3 Mills (one being the Taig CNC), a Vertical and a Square Column Mill to go along with the lathe. Learned the machines from just working on projects, some turn out and others go into recycle bin. Thanks for the replies everyone.