posted on Jul, 29 2016 @ 10:01 PM
COOL THREAD !
Don't have anyone to chat with about the two 80% lowers I milled out early this year. Daytona Tactical 2-fer and a jig combo deal. With a little
ingenuity and power tools, this was very simple to accomplish with absolutely perfect results. I took pics of every step and would like to share them
with you. Please be patient as I learn how to post pics.
The jig design required hogging out most the material using a drill press and bit. Then after modifying the jig adding a 8"x12" plate to use a router
with guide collar to follow jig shape along with milling bits taking 3/16" at a time, the task was extremely simple with little or no room for
mistakes. 1-1/2 hours to complete one lower (including cleanup & smoke breaks).
Here is a list of tools used HD=Home Depot HFT=Harbor Freight Tools OW=Owned
Air Compressor OW
12" drill press OW
$5 Bolts jig mod HD
$20 Set of carbon drill bits HFT
$10 Drill bit stop collars HFT
$15 Vise block HFT
$40 Router sacrificial base was cut to clear buffer HFT
$10 Router collars HFT
$15 Mill bits 2-flute HFT
$10 Digital mic HFT
$10 Cutting oil HFT
To complete what I call "Final pass" for sides & depth, I removed the router guide collar and used cutting oil during cutting. This created a smooth
as glass finish.
Will try to post pics to maybe help put together the steps taken during the milling. Of course, use safety glasses and measure after every pass. When
complete, the brothers were open for business. Damn that was fun !
edit on 29-7-2016 by CADpro because: (no reason given)