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by paul463
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: were you afraid to shoot your first form1 can ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: were you afraid to shoot your first form1 can ?

Nope. Both are 22 lr, build em, look down the bore (following all gun safety protocols of course), shoot it.
by paul463
Thu May 22, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My very first K baffle.
Replies: 28
Views: 6224

Re: My very first K baffle.

pinklbd wrote:Looks and sounds great!!! I am getting ready to send my trust along with my first form in for a can. What was the total length that your can ended up at.
About 5 7/8". I could probably face another 1/8" off of the end caps if I was being super fussy about it being short as possible.
by paul463
Fri May 02, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My first milling machine!
Replies: 44
Views: 4244

Re: My first milling machine!

I've watched Kurt vises on Ebay. The smaller ones go for near full new prices. BUT, the big ones (like the ones you'll use on a Bridgeport J head) are surprisingly cheep. The Kurt II PT400 is an awesome little vise for a mill/drill. I have one on my Millrite and love it. Sometimes you get lucky on ...
by paul463
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Yuasa vertical mill anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Yuasa vertical mill anyone?

I'd also put an end mill in the collet, snug it up and check the runout with an indicator. On my Millrite, someone had spun a collet or two and the runout was over .003". I managed to set up a grinder and get it down to .001", which is manageable with larger cutters, but was a PITA with anything sma...
by paul463
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: What causes this type surface finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: What causes this type surface finish

Speaking of light cuts and crappy finishes...... Go here; http://www.conradhoffman.com/advancedsharp.htm and read about the lathe shear tool. I used it to finish the od of my Ti f1 build and it worked great for taking off a whisper thin amount and gave a real good finish. It has limitations, but if ...
by paul463
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Punkinhead's build plan
Replies: 39
Views: 8545

Re: Punkinhead's build plan

OK. I've shortened up the blast chamber to 5/16", I'll use the 0.049" wall tube, the baffles won't interlock, and I'll slide the last baffle into the end cap. Here's some screen shots: http://home.comcast.net/~gratuitousflatulence/Suppressor/overall1.JPG http://home.comcast.net/~gratuitousflatulenc...
by paul463
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Titanium cutting confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: Titanium cutting confusion

I think you are over thinking this. Go put some Ti in your lathe and try things until you find what works best on your machine. You are right, keep the surface speed slow and the feed rate not slow (I would't say fast). Sharpen your bits like you always do and see if they work. -Jim This the way I ...
by paul463
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 Monocore for .22
Replies: 43
Views: 5028

Re: Form 1 Monocore for .22

[snip] I'd really like to earn how silencers work, not just copy something on the forum. I've lurked here a while without signing up, and in my lurking have found a couple designs that have similar 'pointy' baffles closer to the muzzle, with other designs further out, so I just started there with m...
by paul463
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Plastic bottle
Replies: 40
Views: 4768

Re: Plastic bottle

Pretty much every time I take one or more of my suppressed centerfire rifles to the local Rod and Gun Club, some codger has to come up to me and inform me that I could have just used an empty soda bottle or, my favorite, a potato and it would have been just as effective. I've given up arguing with ...
by paul463
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Building a 22/24 integral can
Replies: 59
Views: 14453

Re: Building a 22/24 integral can

Put a VQ sear, a hammer bushing (to kill off the mag disconnect), and adjustable trigger in that gun and you'll like it better. A LOT better.
by paul463
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tooling for cutting Titanium???
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Tooling for cutting Titanium???

Nope. Check out the link I put up earlier. Like I said, it has limitations, but comes in handy sometimes.
by paul463
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tooling for cutting Titanium???
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Tooling for cutting Titanium???

How's that? The spindle still turns normal direction.
by paul463
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tooling for cutting Titanium???
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Tooling for cutting Titanium???

http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/VerticalShearBit.html

It has limitations but works well when you need it.
by paul463
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tooling for cutting Titanium???
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Tooling for cutting Titanium???

Whatever you use be careful taking very light cuts. It work hardens worse than about anything I've worked with. I didn't notice much problem with that, but I kept the rpm down and the tools very sharp. I was taking whisper thin finishing cuts on the OD with a tool ground like this. http://www.gadge...
by paul463
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tooling for cutting Titanium???
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Tooling for cutting Titanium???

I used HSS for mine. Ground them to shape and then hand honed with a fine stone. I ran the lathe at a lower rpm than I would for plain steel and it all seemed to work pretty well. My chips were stringy as hell though, that was the worst part of turning Ti for me. Some folks have warned of titanium'...
by paul463
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tooling for cutting Titanium???
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Tooling for cutting Titanium???

I used HSS for mine. Ground them to shape and then hand honed with a fine stone. I ran the lathe at a lower rpm than I would for plain steel and it all seemed to work pretty well. My chips were stringy as hell though, that was the worst part of turning Ti for me.
by paul463
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My very first K baffle.
Replies: 28
Views: 6224

Re: My very first K baffle.

gunny50 wrote:Paul,


Did you cut that small slot in the face to that you could use it for indexing the ports?

Gunny

Yes. I should have cut the tabs a little taller though, it's kind of fiddly to put it together with the shallow notches.
by paul463
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My very first K baffle.
Replies: 28
Views: 6224

Re: My very first K baffle.

burtpulizzi wrote:In your opinion what is the wifi jammer used for? Do you have a basic understanding of the knowledge about it? If you want to know more about it, then you can stop your step then you will get the information and the knowledge you want.
Awesome second post, dood. :roll:
by paul463
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My first suppressor build. Done! .22lr 100% titanium
Replies: 46
Views: 13483

Re: My first suppressor build. Done! .22lr 100% titanium

No prob Paul :) A bit more info just in case your anodising for cosmetics make sure you clean the part thoroughly and dont touch it with your fingers before anodising . I attach the part to a piece of ti rod then wash with washing up liquid then give it good rinse off under the tap or it will show ...
by paul463
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My very first K baffle.
Replies: 28
Views: 6224

Re: My very first K baffle.

Anodized it today. And made a wrench. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/2013-06-15_19-07-28_328-1_zps441d3908.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/2013-06-15_19-08-11_553-1_zps7b96da6e.jpg Used water, baking soda, and an old 9 volt cell phone wall wart charger. I tried a...
by paul463
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My very first K baffle.
Replies: 28
Views: 6224

Re: My very first K baffle.

Damn, I just realized I still haven't detailed the slots in that front cap. Excitement to fire it must have gotten to me. LOL
by paul463
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My very first K baffle.
Replies: 28
Views: 6224

Re: My very first K baffle.

Finished it up today. Threaded the tube for the caps. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/2013-06-14_19-06-20_303_zpsb82a3869.jpg Stack O' Ks. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s48/paulz463/2013-06-14_19-12-10_110_zps5aee409a.jpg Made the front K just a bit smaller to fit inside the fro...