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Made a bench block

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Sam T Morgan, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Sam T Morgan

    Sam T Morgan Distinguished Poster

    Drew this up and printed it out the other day in PETG (What they make coke bottles out of)
    100mmOD, 30mm tall. (3.94" x 1.18") Feels indestructible to me and a whole 1kg roll of PETG only costs $30 so I'm way ahead on buying one. :cool: dec28b6d0c3bdf79cf1252abf336efca_preview_featured.jpg
     
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  2. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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    Man that's awesome. I'd love to have one of those fancy 3D printer thingys.
     

  3. phillipd

    phillipd Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    Sam we could use your CAD skills. Rhino 5 3D is killing us. We're struggling to draw flat stuff
     
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  4. Sam T Morgan

    Sam T Morgan Distinguished Poster

    Man I've forgotten most of what I used to know when I was playing with "real" CAD like AutoCAD and PTC Prodesktop. All I really use for now is TinkerCAD. Haven't found the time to sit down and learn myself up on FreeCAD yet. Never had any dealings with Rhino.
     
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  5. Sam T Morgan

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    They definitely have their uses. Even made barrel vise bushing, going to see how that works. May not have to buy aluminum tube next time I need one.
     
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  6. DEADEYE 1

    DEADEYE 1 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I bought a green nylon bench block from Brownells several years back. I never imagined how much that I would use it. I mostly punch pins out with it but sometimes I just need something to level up a gun on the table while drilling or putting screws in.I have made wood jigs for working on stocks, but when I grab a brass hammer and steel punch, I have to have my bench block. Have fun..
     
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  7. DieselDoc

    DieselDoc Distinguished Poster

    Ya know ya can buy hockey pucks at Academy for less than 2 bux. Or online for even less. Have a bunch to give friends for presents!