Anyone with a 80% lower jig want to team up?

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  1. IronMonster

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    i came up with a unfinished billet 80% lower I would like to build and was looking at the various jigs avaiable. I got to thinking and figured there was probably someone out there with a jig and a lower to finish but was lacking modivation or equipment. My offer would be you show up at my shop and let me used your jig, and I'll let you use my milling machine to finish yours, seems like a win/win

    I'm in Auburn WA, let me know if your interested ;-)
     
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  2. Bazooka Joe

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    I'd like to say yes because I have jigs and lowers, but I live over near tri-cities. I don't know if I'll get over that way any time soon. But if you'd like to lug your mill over here, I've got a spot near the forge to keep it warm. You could even store it here so you wouldn't have to worry about bringing it all the way back to Auburn. :D
     
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    If you got a forge it would probably be worth it to you just to make the trip over to play in the shop. I have 5 power hammers and a 200 ton forging press :D
     
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    ...I'm a little jealous.
     
  5. IronMonster

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    :cool:

    Just a little? Let me see if I can fix that

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    Far right you should be able to make out the 300 lb Beaudry, the treadle hammer and #6 deep Norton fly press. In the front middle the tire hammer and anvil area. Behind is the 4B Nazel, 210 ton Williams White forging press and the 60KG Say Mak. To the left the induction forge, KA150 striking hammer and IR40. This is just the "dirty" side of the shop. All the machine shop stuff is behind that wall in the next room. I have one of the largest and best equipped artist blacksmith shops on the west coast.
     
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    Her is is one looking out from behind the Nazel at the main fab area and one looking at the machine shop from behind the Bridgport
     
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  7. ZA_Survivalist

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    Hummina hummina hummina!

    Id be a like a kid at disney land!

    With all that you should make a scrapmetal/shovel AK! (Like that one guy)

    Lord knows you have the equipment. You'd forever have my "AK brethren respect" if you did. :)
     
  8. IronMonster

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    I've thought about it, the issue with most things like that is with a big shop comes big overhead and I can't afford my own shop rate. Every hour I spend working on my own projects costs me about $125 (my shop rate plus overhead) so I have to really want to do something for it to be worthwhile. A project like that would end up costing me several grand to end up with something that is really nothing more than a fancy show and tell peice. I am better off working on a customers project and spending the money on what I want. I have work in $20 million dollar homes, but there is none of my architectural work in my own home. I simply can't afford it.:D
     
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    Very nice! Though I am primarily a mill and lathe guy!

    It is nice to have your own setup for just your own projects!
     
  10. Stomper

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    Holy mother of frik, I'd hate to cut the monthly check for the light bill running all that machinery. :eek:

    I understand what you mean and do find it ironic that you "can't afford yourself" for personal projects. :rolleyes:
     
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    Gosh that's beautiful.....Bet it smells wonderful in there too!
     
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    Nice array. Nice layout indeed
     
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    He had a major fire last month. Last I heard it was a total loss.
     
  14. rdb241

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    Stomper, do you need a .223 jig or a .308 jig? I have both. I also have a .223 receiver to mill. I even have a 1911 jig if you want to use that. I even come with end mills...lol. Let me know if you want to use them. Send me a PM, I have a strange work schedule.
     
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    Funny that, I have jigs and end mills too! :D
     
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    OOPs, that is what happens when you get off of work from a 12 hour day and a few beers. LOL. My post should have been for IronMonster not you Stomper. Sorry bout that. IronMonster.....My post was for you. I have the jigs if you want to use them. Let me know.
     
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  17. Stomper

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    What, I'm not as good as IM? That's RACIST!!




    :D
     
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    color was not the issue. But seeing two of everything was......lol
     
  19. Stomper

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    So you only saw two WHITE MEN!! That's RACIST!!


    :D
     
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    I really don't know what to say at this point. :rolleyes:
     

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