Making dummy rounds

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  1. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40
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    One of my brothers retired from the Air Force a few years ago and gave me a few spent 30mm shell cases from an A-10. Wondering if anyone knows someone that would be able to make some wooden dummy rounds that I could paint to look similar to the different rounds. I think they would be a neat Christmas present for him.
     
  2. Capn Jack

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    Know anyone with a wood Lathe? What is the O.D. of the case? you may be able to start with a shovel handle. They're already round and they're made out of a tough wood. :D
     
  3. PiratePast40

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    Don't have a lathe so no way to make it myself. I'm assuming that the case OD is something slightly larger than 30mm but can certainly put a mic on it.
     
  4. Mark W.

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    Go to Woodcrafters in Salem and ask if they know any hobby wood workers that do lathe work.
     
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  5. David J

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    I have a complete dummy round from an A10 that I got when I was stationed at Edwards AFB. I could let you use it to get the correct dem and profile
     
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    Might take you up on that offer. Would like to find someone to do the work first.
     
  7. PiratePast40

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    ^^^ I've seen those. Too pricey for me. Besides, I want to paint some to match the different types of rounds.
     
  8. Joe13

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    Get a stick and learn to whittle ;)
     

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