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"I Built an AR-15 in My Kitchen" 80% Lower

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    80% projects are addicting. It's fun and really not all that hard.
     
  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Kitchen? must not be married. aluminum shavings everywhere
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I built southern style home made biscuits and Jimmy Dean sausage gravy in my kitchen.:D
     
  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    "Theoretically, yes. Just like theoretically, it’s not a good idea to let people own cars that drive 200 miles per hour."

    Oh wait, he is a car Anti. I'd like you to try and come and take it buddy!
     
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  6. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    My wife wouldn't have a problem with it as long as it was for her and I cleaned up when I was done.
     
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  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    My kitchen is for sammich mfg... And my shop is for firearm mfg !
     
  8. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well kitchen is a good spot. Easy to sweep up.

    Ive built a few AR15 rifles in front of the tv..no vice or fancy tools...granted im not doing an 80% but still fun.
    Just a nail and hammer for roll pins and good dexterity.
    I did this while watching an episode of burn notice...50minutes in my boxers
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  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    A nail? A NaiL? Oye....
     
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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  11. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ive assembled over 2dozen upper and lowers without a punch...either pliers, vice grips, channel locks or a filed down 16d nail served the purpose...recently i bought a roll punch set...i assembled an ar a few nights ago in 39minutes....if i took the parts to my shop where my vice is im sure i could shave it down to an even 30....
     
  12. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Im not saying it cant be done, or even cant be done well. I just cant understand why you would want too. I am a tool junky, I want the right tools for the job. I have put together far more than two dozen, But I probably have close grand worth of AR specific tools too.

    I am afraid that there are those in my family that as we speak are planing a AR intervention
     
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  13. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I agree...and i am a tool junky...im a self employed guy and build custom homes and remolded for a living and my primary hobby is metal fab/building off road trucks/ rockcrawlers....so my tool budget is well spent in those areas....then after that i hit the golf course.....then once i brewed some beer and drank my money away, that is when i have time to play with and or assemble a gun or two...haha...im getting more involved though. ..ill get more serious on my first ar308 build.
     
  14. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I own a Blacksmith fab/metal shop. Pretty much most of my net worth is invested in tools :D

    I do build the occasional truck, motorcycle or even bicycle though....

    I dont have to build 80% lowers in my kitchen at least.

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  15. americanredoubt

    americanredoubt Jackson County, Oregon The American Redoubt in Oregon

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    Awesome pictures IronMonster. Congrats on being so well invested in practical tangibles rather than cash or the stock market only.
     
  16. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well your awesome...haha i dig the cycles

    Welding is fun...my next projects are an ultra 4 rig and a harley ss175 bobber
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    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Looks like your truck fell over :D
     
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    wyojeeper Lebanon, MO Member

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    IM what year Toyota?
     
  19. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    shhh, its sleeping
     
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  20. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    You talkin to me?