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Old 05-20-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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Interesting surpressor build article

My friend sent me this on Facebook. Thought you might find it interesting.
DIY - Building A Titanium Suppressor At Home - The Components
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #2
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WELCOME ABOARD. = Interesting comment above, too.

I hope, given the number of REAL EXPERTS here on gunhub.com, that somebody knows about "trusts" & can explain them "in English", rather than the "lawyer-ese" that most such explanations are written in.

Personally, I want to build a 20 gauge magnum SxS shot-pistol from a DB & obviously don't want to get into a "hassle" with the BATFE again.
(Something like the 1920's Ithaca Auto-Burglar Gun, but without the 2-3,000.oo current cost.)

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Old 05-22-2015, 03:29 AM   #3
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I noticed a mention of "carbide drill bits". I know that carbide milling cutters exist, if someone is making carbide drill bits, you aren't gonna find them at Home Depot and they will be costly.

"You only need a drill press." Uh, yeah. Plus some way to make damn sure you're dead center in whatever you're going to be drilling. I'd expect a lathe would be the preferred way to make sure that you're drilling in the center of that round object.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:27 AM   #4
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Looking at what I saw (just casually), it looks like most things that had to be perfectly centered are already done. Suppressors aren't all that hard to build. If you have a lathe, even a small benchtop lathe, you can easily manufacture a suppressor from scratch. Probably the most difficult thing is the threading, which can be done on a screw cutting lathe, or just get an appropriate tap.

I've never encountered carbide drill bits, and I'm not so sure they would be all that great...once you dull them, they'd be pretty rough to sharpen. I have very little complaint of cobalt drill bits, even the cheap Harbor Freight ones are pretty darned good. I catch the big set of cobalt bits on sale at Harbor Freight on sale for $99.00 and I'm good to go (115 Pc Cobalt Drill Bit Set).

When I start breaking the smaller ones, then I'll replace them one at a time as they break. Eventually, I'll just pick up another $99.00 set.

I have a Drill Doctor (FREE SHIPPING Drill Doctor Drill Bit Sharpener for Split-Point Bits 3/32in. Dia. to 3/4in. Dia. Bits, Model# DD750X | Drill Bit Sharpeners| Northern Tool + Equipment)
That thing is worth it's weight in gold to someone who does a lot of metal work. If you're a gunsmith, machinist, or mechanic, I just think a Drill Doctor is an absolute must. To me it's just WAY easier than sharpening on your bench grinder, more accurate, faster, etc; and the bits always come out perfect.

The only down side to the Chinese Harbor Freight cobalt drill bits is, sometimes (I'd say about 1 in 30) they're not properly sharpened, so the Drill Doctor makes that right in a jiff.
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Considering it took me about six hours, considerable un-Christmas like language and half a box of band aids to put together a Barbie Dream House many years ago, I think I'll pass. oops:
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IrishCop,

"Easy to Assemble at Home" being the BIGGEST LIE of all time.

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I bought a roll around toolbox from Harbor Freight for my gun butchering tools.

Took one look at that bag of approximately 500 nuts and bolts and promptly deployed my MIG welder.
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Thereby demonstrating superior intelligence.

40 some years ago I figured I'd get some brownie points with my then girl friend by putting together Xmas stuff for one of her female friends kids. It was a toy metal kitchen set. I'd have had a lot less trouble assembling the real things and felt like I was going to bleed to death. It was a genuine learning experience-I've never tried anything similar since. I did manage to avoid foul language and maintain a saint-like air of patience. (Aided by several trips to my car for more tools and "venting".)

Terry, no mechanical job is complete without a blood sacrifice to the tool gods. Or, in that particular case, the die cut sheet metal gods.

My experience with those plated drill bits is that they slather a miracle coating on a cheap drill bit that wouldn't drill soft butter and charge $5 per bit. I've broken many a drill bit, the coated ones are the only ones I've bent.
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Believe me, Mr. Moore, I am a firm believer in "the job ain't done till you bleed on it". There was a huge chunk of my life that any car repair that didn't absolutely HAVE to be done by a mechanic was done by me, out of economic necessity. Checked a lot of books out of the base library and used the Base Hobby Shop when I needed tools I didn't have and couldn't borrow , not to mention friends advice and assistance. But I ALWAYS bled. And about the same for any project around the house. My wife God Bless Her limits my access to power tools for my own good.
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I was the oldest of six kids. When I was little, there was a Santa Claus. The year I stopped believing my Dad gave me that beckoning finger wiggle on Christmas eve after my younger siblings went to bed, and I became Santa's helper, assembling bikes, forts, model trains, and all manner of unassembleable (just made that up) contraptions.

There was a long hiatus after that, then I had kids of my own. Now I'm Santa Claus.

Where are those damn elves when you need 'em?
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CaptainGyro,

AWOL, of course.
(CHUCKLE)

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