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by BeerWolf
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Suppressor Baffle Pics ONLY!
Replies: 161
Views: 142935

Re: Suppressor Baffle Pics ONLY!

Bump
Too bad we can't have stickies.
by BeerWolf
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Happy Holidays To all on the Board
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Happy Holidays To all on the Board

And a safe and happy New Year to y'all.
by BeerWolf
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Why Suppressors work: REAR CAP & TUBE - (I)
Replies: 21
Views: 2888

Re: Why Suppressors work: REAR CAP & TUBE - (I)

As I never share my ideas or working plans with others this is not my post for sure. I'm certainly not supporting paul here, but this got me thinking. This is the forum for those who share ideas and results when we make our own suppressors. If you state that you never intend to share, why are you i...
by BeerWolf
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 Complete - Details Inside
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: Form 1 Complete - Details Inside

Gorgeous tooling and jigs there.
"Tool and Die" men are at the peak of the machining world for a reason.

And your CAD work is pretty nice too.

Thanks for sharing.

(edited for clumsy button mashing error)
by BeerWolf
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Proof of life
Replies: 16
Views: 1888

Re: Little Teaser

All your doing here is making me want to get a mill..... All of the sudden, "just a lathe" doesn't seem good enough for me anymore. :lol: cool stuff. You're doomed, you know. :lol: Oh, it just starts out with a lathe. Then you have to get a mill, a semiuniversal indexer, gotta have some of those co...
by BeerWolf
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Recoil Spring Calculation
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Recoil Spring Calculation

Now that's useful.
Thanks!
by BeerWolf
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My very first K baffle.
Replies: 28
Views: 6216

Re: My very first K baffle.

Good jigs!
Thanks for sharing.
by BeerWolf
Wed May 15, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Supressor Baffle Pics!
Replies: 516
Views: 182886

Re: Supressor Baffle Pics!

When I was in aerospace we bent and formed a lot of 6AL4V sheet titanium. It was generally annealed dead soft, then hot formed with a LOT of pressure. One part was about 3"x7"x.125.and the press used was 10,000 tons at 1400 degrees F. This was to put a 30" or so radius along the 7" dim, and a .125 c...
by BeerWolf
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: oversize bore chuck for mini lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: oversize bore chuck for mini lathe

Here's a better picture of what I was talking about.
You can make the inside space as large as you need, within rational limits.
Better late than never.

Image
by BeerWolf
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: K Baffle Vent Jig
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Re: K Baffle Vent Jig

Funy you say that, I used to be a toolmaker, then tooling engineer in the Aerospace industry when I lived in the UK :lol: Oh...so you're one of those funny chaps who says "Tit-tan-nium" and "Airscrew" instead of "Ti-tainium" and "Propeller" like us American folks. :lol: Still, I have to say, on thi...
by BeerWolf
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: K Baffle Vent Jig
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Re: K Baffle Vent Jig

In aerospace we lived and died by jigs and tooling.

We had jigs to cut titanium sheet parts with a hand router and then drilled with a hand drill, bypassing the milling or stamping step completely.

A good jig is a work of art, and that's what you have here.

Bravo, sir.
by BeerWolf
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Build thoughts for low cost long term builds
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Build thoughts for low cost long term builds

1. For the money, around $500.00 -$700.00 range, you can find via eBay or local an American iron, an Atlas 618 lathe....In an NRA gunsmithing volume there was an article by an Alabama gunsmith who wrote about his using this small lathe for many small tasks such as threading a .44 mag barrel. Not th...
by BeerWolf
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 1/6 SAS Jeep: A little preview
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: 1/6 SAS Jeep: A little preview

Very nice indeed!
by BeerWolf
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Wanna K Baffle but aint got a lathe?? NO PROBLEM!!
Replies: 71
Views: 8677

Re: Wanna K Baffle but aint got a lathe?? NO PROBLEM!!

It looks like Pitbull Kustomz left, and has not returned since the hazing he got.

Sad.
by BeerWolf
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: SemiOT: Any scrapers here (general machining)
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: SemiOT: Any scrapers here (general machining)

Trust me when I say that you don't want to try anything important until you've been doing it awhile.
Practice on junk parts or just pieces of steel.
Because this is one of those things that can only be learned by doing it.

I scrapped a few things I meant to scrape. :oops:
by BeerWolf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: SemiOT: Any scrapers here (general machining)
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: SemiOT: Any scrapers here (general machining)

I scrape a bit. :D
The key is "take it nice and easy".
I gouged the work a few times before i figured it out.
You REALLY don't want to do that, trust me.
by BeerWolf
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Wanna K Baffle but aint got a lathe?? NO PROBLEM!!
Replies: 71
Views: 8677

Re: Wanna K Baffle but aint got a lathe?? NO PROBLEM!!

I noticed that Pitbull Kustomz had 31 previous posts listed. So I went looking. Among them, about 6 months ago, he mentions sending off his form 1. So it's likely that he did indeed do this legally. A troll or poser probably wouldn't play the long game, posting details like that. I hope that he wasn...
by BeerWolf
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 308 can question
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: 308 can question

byersjus wrote:..... but I think most machinists immediately calculate the "real" nominal and setup a symmetric tolerance. In the 1" tube ID example you provided I'd see 1.001" +/- 0.001"...
That's what we use to do when we programmed the CNC's at Northrop, with a "not to exceed dim x" note added to the operator.
by BeerWolf
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: oversize bore chuck for mini lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: oversize bore chuck for mini lathe

...This is what I am looking for with space BEHIND the jaws for the handgun barrel blocks to reside in. Meaning a chuck a bit longer then normal with a "hollow" core for the barrel block.... How much room do you need behind the jaws? You could simply make a ring chuck long enough to clear anything ...
by BeerWolf
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Potato as suppressor
Replies: 26
Views: 3515

Re: Potato as suppressor

Darn it, stop doing that!
Now I have to go buy some cheddar to try that recipe!

But really, thanks to all the guys in this thread for some much needed laughs!
by BeerWolf
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: oversize bore chuck for mini lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: oversize bore chuck for mini lathe

...Your having access to a large commercial lathe means that you could machine your own, an oversized cylinder with 8, two per row, large bolts for centering. The exact name of the jig eludes me but it is something like a Cat's ---- (?). Too lazy after lunch to look up. Any kind soul fill in? ( Pus...
by BeerWolf
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 69 monocore in production soon.
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: 69 monocore in production soon.

...Canned cycles have done wonders for the length of code files as well as Cam programs.have made the little changes much easier, but that does not stop me from wanting to ring a project managers neck.... I'm old enough to remember having to type those changes onto NC tape with a Singer Flexwriter....
by BeerWolf
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Example of Starter Atlas 618 Lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Example of Starter Atlas 618 Lathe

I have a 618 which I use (a lot) for small parts that need high RPM's. That being said, I found it too small for a lot of the firearms work I do. The lack of significant spindle pass through was the biggest problem. I wouldn't use it as my only lathe unless there just was no way to have anything big...
by BeerWolf
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Lathe/Mill Equipment - What to Look For/What to Avoid
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Lathe/Mill Equipment - What to Look For/What to Avoid

As to mills, get the biggest/heaviest one you can. I have a MillRite, about 3/4 the size of a Bridgeport type, and I often have rigidity problems. I've got my eye open for a bigger one, but I also live in both a literal and machine tool desert. My lathes are a South Bend Heavy 10 (x24") that I somet...
by BeerWolf
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Ran B's weight & volume calculator
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

Re: Ran B's weight & volume calculator

Very nice, Ranb.
Thank you.