Makenzie - I'm curious - did I read the earlier thread correctly? You did this on a drill press, not a milling machine?
Yes. I have a large belt-drive press. It has a lot of angle and speed adjustment and that helps. Also an X/Y vise. Really the hardest thing about it all is that the press does not have a very fine scale to measure the feed...and the vice has no means of measure at all. They put a scale on the side but no reference lol. Makes me have to eyeball it, try to aim for over dimension, measure with a mic, and shave off the excess in small steps.Makenzie - I'm curious - did I read the earlier thread correctly? You did this on a drill press, not a milling machine?
I have all the slop out of the vice I can...biggest problem it has now is no reference and a really poor scale. I don't know if I want to go through the effort of milling the parts to correct those issues or just buy a proper vice lolHe's got the same set up I do. $70 x/y slide vice from hf, and I picked up the 5-speed drill press. There is a video on how to clean up the slop on the slide vice.
I'm intrigued. You're able to get the slide on and off without a problem?I welded a bushing on and threaded it. I'm having the bushings made for a .357 air rifle, but they're made of mild steel...I'm going to beat it up on my C9 and make sure it doesn't deform or the threads bugger up easily.
As it is the slide comes off and on without any trouble, but if it were any longer it might be an issue.I'm intrigued. You're able to get the slide on and off without a problem?
I know I threatened to make a weekly post but...really...what all else can I do? I've got another one in hand, though, and then there's one waiting for me when on my next road trip, and then I hope to pick up a carbine sometime in the near future...but they'd pretty much all be more of the same.That is pretty awesome. I recognized your post on reddit a little while ago. Are you going to put up the updates? Anymore you plan on doing to this beast?