Woodworking Tools

Chisels The wood chisel, carving chisel, gouge, and bottoming tool are the most important in stock inletting. You can buy chisels such as the short butt chisels which save time, and you can also fashion them from old files. Grind off the file cuts, being careful not to draw the temper while doing so, and sharpen the end by holding it flat against the emery wheel as it revolves to secure the proper angle. On all gunmakers' chisels the angle is twice as great as on carpenter chisels. With a long...

Bench

BY CHANGING THE HINGE BOLT TO ANY OF THRU HOLES, VARIOUS ANGLES MAYBE OBTAINED TO SUIT MOST GRIN D IN G UOBS SCREW OiL CLAMP BASE TO BENCH Home-made tool holder foe bench grinder to grind flat chisels, elc. control the grinding of a chisel on an emery wheel without the aid of some fixture such as this. Vise Blocks In answer to the needs of these in the gun shop, a few are made in the different forms shown in Figure 22. Before a stock or finished barrel is...

Crank

Checkering Cradle Plans

Checkering cradle for the amateur's construction the student to construct it from almost any material at hand. The adjusting screws can be plain J -inch bolts without handles the heads of the bolts can be drilled and pins inserted which serve quite as well as the wooden handles. The frame to the stand. If an angle iron is not available, the frame holder can be made of hardwood in two pieces, with the center cut out to receive the cradle. The cradle width is reduced to two inches, allowing inch...

Accessories

Alcohol Lamp and Bunsen Burner An alcohol lamp or, when gas is available, a Bunsen burner, is almost indispensable to the gunsmith. Let us suppose a small bent trigger spring is to be made. It can be formed by resorting to a small piece of discarded watch spring, heating it over the lamp or burner until blue, then with snips or hand shears, cutting it to the required width. Heat again in the flame of the burner or lamp, and with a pair of pliers bend to shape. It is not always necessary to...

Info

Ing grinding wheels Laps and lapping abrasives for lapping, charging caps, dry lapping, laps for flat surfaces, diamond laps, lapping chambers Reamers and their uses Screw-drivers and bits Soldering fluxes Taps and tapping Lathe turning tools and tool grinding Use of the alcohol lamp and Bunsen burner Forge and anvil Micrometer and its use -Oilstones care of oilstones. What a mechanical drawing is Views of drawings Importance of having larger size Prints Technical lines Finished lines...

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Gun Drill Grinding Attachment Drawing

Fig. 33 Special grinding for hard metal or brass emery cut well. Use either 90 or 100 emery or carborundum and water between the end of the drill, tubing, and glass. Place the abrasive under the drill with a thin piece of soft wood to avoid scratching the surrounding glass. Construct a wooden box so that the grit-impregnated water will not run over the drill-press table or floor. Cushion the glass with a piecc of rubber with an opening in the centcr not larger than the one to be drilled. When...

Mould For Lead Jaws

Bench-vise blocks commonly used in the gun shop. Tho butt clamp is employed when fitting guns or single-shot actions into the stock blank Special Home-made Tools and Equipment Special Home-made Tools and Equipment THE gunsmith, to be able to carry out all work successfully, must construct various special tools or fixtures and purchase others if he is to make this work a pleasurable and profitable means of spending what might otherwise be idle hours. Man is known as the tool-using animal, but...

Brace Bits

Types of screw-drivors used in gun work causes considerable spring when pressure is put on the screw, so the best is a short untapered end. When pressure is applied with the brace, the screw starts at once. Screw-drivers of all kinds can be obtained from hardware stores, but if you buy these you will find that they are not suitable for gun work, so by all means make your own. When you become accustomed to the use of screw-driver bits you will use them at all times for the starting of all guard...

Dedicated To

Tireless worker, master rifleman, and hunter above all, a man and a friend IT IS NOT without some misgiving that I venture on this, my first effort to write a book. In the first volume I have endeavored to keep in mind the enthusiastic but oftentimes struggling amateur gunsmith, and the book is offered as an attempt to make him independent of outside help. In its arrangement I have followed the method which at this time appears best suited to convey a clear idea of constructive forms of gun...

Checkering Tools

Wood gouges easily made from drill rod then file out the radius of the cutting edge to the proper size and harden and temper in the usual way. Of course it will be necessary to turn the other end down to a lesser diameter in order to drive into convenient-sized file handles. When these tools are made and held to a sharp cutting edge, you will find them very handy on inletting work where small as well as large radii need to be cut very sharp. Figure 5 illustrates these. d Carving tools The very...

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Drill gauges in number and fractional sizes ing is discusscd in Chapter XXII. A drill press can be converted into a mortising machine by putting suitable stops in the proper locations and can even be used for facing wood by using end-mills where it would otherwise be impossible to get two faces absolutely parallel to each other. A drill press can also be used as a milling machine when you wish to file out small cutters or make slots in sight bases, shotgun hammers, tumblers, etc. It is also...