Tools

I love my Bridgeport milling machine.  When I noticed a small jump in my table during climb cutting operations I figured something was wrong.  It turns out my Bridgeport milling machine had about .045″ of backlash in the x-axis.  Typically, backlash is adjusted by tightening …

Build a Remington 700 bolt disassembly tool

March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you own a Remington 700 and want to work on it, you’ll need a way to remove the firing pin assembly from the bolt.  One method is to use a coin in the slot on the firing pin (demonstrated here), the other is to use …

I’ve had my Grizzly 4003G Gunsmith’s lathe for approximately 2 years and love it.  Since I use the lathe primarily for barrels, my work has been with a spider or 4-jaw chuck.  I only mounted the 3-jaw a few times and something didn’t look right. …

CTK Precision P3 Ultimate Gun Vise Review

November 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

The CTK Precision Ultimate Gun Vise If you clean or tinker with your guns, you’ve undoubtedly struggled to find an effective method to secure your firearms without damaging them.  Back in the day, we had three pieces if 1×12 pine nailed together with a triangular notch …

Lathe Centering Bar Ensures Centers Are Aligned

October 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Running the lathe centering bar in our 4003G with a test indicator to ensure the centers are aligned. Brownells lathe centering bar allows lathe operators an easy way to check and adjust their lathes to make sure the centers are aligned.   This machined steel bar with …

DeWalt DW3970 Hacksaw: A great gunsmith’s hacksaw

September 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

With two metal cutting band saws a few feet from our workbench, we still often find ourselves reaching for a hacksaw.  To trim a screw to length or make the initial cut on a barrel, the hacksaw is sometimes the better choice. Over the years we have …