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WiKDMoNKY
05-24-2012, 10:16 AM
A few of my friends and I are going to pick a some 80% lowers and besides a build party, is there any other places we can go to finish them? Most of us just plan on doing the remaining 20% of the machining and then putting the lowers away for the future and going to build party just to machine and not build seems like a bit much.

Is there anyone around OC/Riverside that has the jig and would be willing to help us with finishing the machining on the lowers (for compensation)? Or is there somewhere we can buy the jig and tools needed?

I have no problem going to a build party to do it, but we do not plan on building the rest of the rifles yet.

Thanks in advance!!!

Arkangel
05-24-2012, 10:27 AM
PM Roccobro, he is in your area, further south you have AR Tuma. Both these members can give you all the info and help you need.

sharxbyte
05-24-2012, 1:51 PM
It IS a lot of work, especially if you have no machining experience. It was my first experience using a mill, but it was an EXCELLENT learning opportunity and helped me to realize which parts of the gun take stress, which measurements are critical and why, and further understand the inner workings of my gun.

seainc
05-24-2012, 1:56 PM
You can follow these tutorials and you need a jig.
http://www.cncguns.com/projects/ar15lower80tutorial-1.html
http://www.cncguns.com/projects/ar15lower80tutorial-2.html

WiKDMoNKY
05-24-2012, 4:19 PM
I went to a gun shop in Orange and asked them if they knew of anyone to help with it and they told me about a guy down by Camp Pendelton that has a CNC and for $60 you bring in your lower and he puts it in the CNC and sets up the program and he has you press the button to start it.

Sounds right up my alley!

Jason_2111
05-24-2012, 4:29 PM
I'd check out Ares Armor... http://aresarmor.com/ .

Doing a build at a build party is WAY better than buying a jig and doing it cold solo. If you know what you're doing, and you borrow a jig and the tool bits, it can be cheaper, but doing one on a CNC machine will not only save you the money, but also greatly reduce the chances that you'll screw something up. ;)

WiKDMoNKY
05-24-2012, 4:47 PM
That was my thoughts exactly and I bet if we bring 10 of them to him, he will cut us a deal.

I'd check out Ares Armor... http://aresarmor.com/ .

Doing a build at a build party is WAY better than buying a jig and doing it cold solo. If you know what you're doing, and you borrow a jig and the tool bits, it can be cheaper, but doing one on a CNC machine will not only save you the money, but also greatly reduce the chances that you'll screw something up. ;)

Arkangel
05-24-2012, 4:48 PM
I went to a gun shop in Orange and asked them if they knew of anyone to help with it and they told me about a guy down by Camp Pendelton that has a CNC and for $60 you bring in your lower and he puts it in the CNC and sets up the program and he has you press the button to start it.

Sounds right up my alley!

That would be AR Tuma.

WiKDMoNKY
05-24-2012, 5:09 PM
I am trying to PM him, but it says there is no user named AR Tuma. Do I have it right?


That would be AR Tuma.

WiKDMoNKY
05-24-2012, 5:12 PM
NM I found him on google...

WiKDMoNKY
05-24-2012, 6:20 PM
Anyone know of a place that will laser etch or engrave a lower? I think my company logo (my avatar) would look awesome on it.

Personmans
05-24-2012, 6:46 PM
Anyone know of a place that will laser etch or engrave a lower? I think my company logo (my avatar) would look awesome on it.

http://mobile.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=6305609

baih777
05-24-2012, 6:53 PM
I use roccobro
his way is easy with cnc.
you could also get in on the group anodizing. It saves you $
but you will wait till he has enough.

weber_2
05-24-2012, 6:57 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is considered an 80% lower?

Personmans
05-24-2012, 6:59 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is considered an 80% lower?

http://www.tacticalmachining.com/80-lower-receiver.html#t1


http://www.tacticalmachining.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/0/10004_600x600.jpg

mif_slim
05-24-2012, 8:39 PM
Any other place carry 80%'s other then TM?

vile1
05-24-2012, 8:40 PM
Buy my mill for $500 and you can make all the lowers you want!I just upgraded to a Bridgeport :D

151397

151397

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choprzrul
05-24-2012, 9:06 PM
Anyone know of a place that will laser etch or engrave a lower? I think my company logo (my avatar) would look awesome on it.

http://www.sureshotprecision.com/

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Arkangel
05-24-2012, 9:11 PM
Any other place carry 80%'s other then TM?

Try Quentin Defense.

http://quentin-laser.com/store/index.php?cPath=27

Arkangel
05-24-2012, 9:12 PM
http://www.sureshotprecision.com/

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+1 on SureShot, Greg did a great job on my lower.

Personmans
05-24-2012, 9:23 PM
Buy my mill for $500 and you can make all the lowers you want!I just upgraded to a Bridgeport :D

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Ooooh nice.

A bit tough to do a lower from scratch though, yes? (Without CNC that is)

vile1
05-24-2012, 9:49 PM
Oh hell yes it is! I just completed 2 80% lowers. One with my central machinery, the other with the Bridgeport. The second went waaay faster, just because you get a feel for the tolerances.
Also, you NEED the jig

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