Fun with Haas CNCs

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Fun with Haas CNCs

Post by mx201er » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:23 am

I have been having lots of fun with the CNC shop at the lower campus at my college; I started taking classes as electives last year and now I am good friends with the teacher, so I get to play with a lot of my own projects!

I am currently waiting to get my papers back to build a solid titanium CNC'd can for my .40, but that is taking what feels like forever.

So in the mean time I have been acquiring parts to build a cheap AR this semester (all DPMS), and as of last week I was only missing a stripped lower. I bought one from a local store on saturday, and had some fun today in the shop before assembling it.. I think I am going fill it in with some paint that I found that dries white, but glows green in the dark, what do ya think?
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Post by 66427vette » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:32 am

Great skill to have congrats . The zombie s--t is gay. :D

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Post by doubloon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:07 pm

I wish I had some access to some free CNC.

The zombie s--t is certainly weak, passe and overdone but maybe not entirely gay. ... not yet. But give it another week.
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Post by mx201er » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:14 pm

haha thanks :lol: I was going to leave that off, but was persuaded otherwise by a buddy.. Eh, I just like customizing all of my stuff. I am hoping to make my own billet receiver next semester, I'll have to see how long it takes to machine out my suppressor
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Post by doubloon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:05 pm

Post pics when possible. No opportunity to make my own yet but I can still hope.
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Post by JohnnyC » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:56 am

2 questions:

1) If you have access to a machine shop, why not just make your own lower?

2) If you have access to a machine shop, why buy DPMS junk and just use the machines to engrave it?

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Post by Bendersquint » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:45 pm

JohnnyC wrote:2 questions:

1) If you have access to a machine shop, why not just make your own lower?

2) If you have access to a machine shop, why buy DPMS junk and just use the machines to engrave it?
My guess is because it is on campus.

I am sure there is little issue with engraving a lower, but fabricating a firearm could throw some flags up.

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Post by mx201er » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:10 pm

That is the main reason, I am waiting to be able to use some machines off campus to avoid trouble. I am strapped for cash right now and am taking 22 credits this semester, so I am happy with what little shop time I am able to make; besides, that is quite a project and I am teaching myself to use the machines and doing all of my own drawings and toolpaths, so I am in no rush.
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JohnnyC wrote:2 questions:

1) If you have access to a machine shop, why not just make your own lower?

2) If you have access to a machine shop, why buy DPMS junk and just use the machines to engrave it?
My guess is because it is on campus.

I am sure there is little issue with engraving a lower, but fabricating a firearm could throw some flags up.
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If you're the only dumbass with a rifle screaming like a maniac, go back inside. It isn't time yet."

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