Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. The term covers a wide range of work from large ships and bridges to precise engine parts and delicate jewelry. It therefore includes a correspondingly wide range of skills, processes, and tools.
Metalworking is a science, art, hobby, industry and trade. Its historical roots span cultures, civilizations, and millennia. Metalworking has evolved from the discovery of smelting various ores, producing malleable and ductile metal useful tools and adornments. Modern metalworking processes, though diverse and specialized, can be categorized as forming, cutting, or joining processes. Today's machine shop includes a number of machine tools capable of creating a precise, useful workpiece.

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    Question on AR15 endplates

    What does it take to fabricate an AR enplate from scratch? Even though the raw material is 1/8" plate steel, it's probably a safe bet that the stamping/die cutting/etc are beyond even a well stocked home workshop. I have a particular sling-mount endplate I'm looking at that isn't exported out...
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