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Hi to all. As a new guy here, I would like to share some of what I know with all of you. These vids are not intended to make anyone a rifle builder, but will give those that don't know what it means to true an action, a good idea of the process. In this series I do not show reaming the bolt way to replace the factory bolt, but I will film the next one I do, and post it. I do have other videos on you tube, which you can find on my channel which is suar08161991. Thank you for watching.

http://youtu.be/n191F9c1YiQ

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Thank you KFComfort!! I am going through the same process you are according to your pics. I'm excited for you. You will soon be looking for a mill, and a whole lot of other tools that are on every rifle builders list. I wish you the best of luck in your set up.

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Thank you JFComfort!! I am going through the same process you are according to your pics. I'm excited for you. You will soon be looking for a mill, and a whole lot of other tools that are on every rifle builders list. I wish you the best of luck in your set up.

Ozzie
We have been having a lot of fun learning and trying new things. We got to where we are cutting semi decent threads and working on facing and forming a square shoulder for a tenon. We tested out the tail stock today for shits and grins, it will be quite sometime before we chuck up a barrel blank or action in there. We have some carbide bits we've been using but have found the high speed steel is much better and you can form them pretty easy on the bench grinder. Youtube has been a great help in answering our questions and figuring things out. Were pretty lucky to have help from a Nye County gunsmith, his help has proven to be invaluable!

Dane, Bill and I have been surfing Enco for tooling and other odds and ends we'll need as we progress! Keep us updated on how its going.
 

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Forgive me for the misspell of you name. Truly sorry, I was using my phone, and the keys are small for my eyes and fingers.

One tool you really want to consider buying is a reamer micrometer stop for final chambering. It will take the guess work out of final depth cut with your finish reamer. It is made, and sold by David Kiff at PTG. I will make a detailed video of the tool, and it's use soon.
 

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Forgive me for the misspell of you name. Truly sorry, I was using my phone, and the keys are small for my eyes and fingers.

One tool you really want to consider buying is a reamer micrometer stop for final chambering. It will take the guess work out of final depth cut with your finish reamer. It is made, and sold by David Kiff at PTG. I will make a detailed video of the tool, and it's use soon.
No worries! I look forward to the video and will add a reamer micrometer stop to list of things we need! Before we even got the lathe my friend and I watched your series of videos over and over again. We have learned quite a bit from them and they cleared up a lot of questions we had. We were in awe how straight you were able to get that action! Those 1/10,000th gauges were hardly moving!
 

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Thank you very much for the great videos , they have helped us out more than you can imagine.

Read something and forget it, watch it and remember it, do it and understand. As JFC said we have been working on the basics, practicing on a simulated barrel (stainless steel stock) and referring to your videos and a machining based series from Tubalcain on youtube.

Im leaving room in the garage for a mill especially since your the 5th or 6th person that's said a mill will soon follow the lathe :D


Now that we have knocked the cobwebs off from JR/Highschool shop class we can really ramp things up and start practicing with the exacting measurements that are needed for precision rifles... on more steel stock of course.


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Awesome videos..you've probably forgotten more than I'll ever learn.. :-D

The "STR Custom Build" looks amazing. Forgive me if I may have missed something..do you run a shop or do work for yourself?
 

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I ran a shop for several years as a custom rifle builder. while holding a full time job as a power lineman. With an average of 70 hours a week between the two, and five kids, something had to give. So I made the choice to retire the rifle business, and keep building for myself, family, and freinds. That's how it all started anyways. Now I will just try and share as much of what I know as time will allow me. I'm in the process of moving my shop into my garage, but it's not easy figuring out how to fit it all in there. I'll take pics of the process, and post them once complete. Thank you very much for the compliments.
 

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Threading a piece of stainless stock for a muzzle break.

Bill, Joe and I spent a few hours in the garage with the lathe this afternoon. We finally got it leveled and made sure the ways were parallel to each other. The centers lined up as well as anyone could ask from the factory.

Once we finished that we gave a shot at threading our simulated barrel for a break. It took about 2 hours for us to get the stock as true as we could going off the OD of the stock. Then we turned it down to a smaller diameter than the break calls for to account for growth while threading. Watching the threading dial and starting at the exact same point produced some fine threads.


Next time we will do it all over again then practice clocking the break...

This is only a few weeks since the lathe arrived.

Moving over to its own thread so we dont hijack yours, sorry
http://www.700rifle.com/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=10831#p10831
 

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I'm very glad to see your progress. I wish I could do more to help. I don't consider it hijacking. I look at it as sharing info. I'm very busy moving my shop back home, but plan to contribute more once I get set up. Breaking down a shop that I spent years building is a bigger job than I thought. I've been at it for three weeks now, and am just now ready to move my machines. in my next video, I will outline all tools. That are a must have to build a precision rifle, and those that are just nice to have. I wish you and all learning to do this the very best.
 
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