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    Sean.......you'll never be just a plain old garage builder......

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    Rudy my friend: YOUR a real machinist..... im just a garage builder with better than average grinding skills. :-)

    how about some pizza and more time next time we get together?
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    My dad has been pestering me about a welded steel AR lower he's thinking about. With a little doing it seems it would be actually pretty easy to do, get the right rectangular tubing and just weld on a buffer tube, weld a couple hex nuts in the right places for the takedown pins, and some other creative doing and it could be easily done. Dangit, now I wanna try working on one of them instead of finishing my flat bending jig...

    Now I'm thinking on how an upper could be done, I have a lathe and a welder, [and a mill, but it wouldn't really be needed in that project] so anything's possible. Maybe go with a seamless DOM tube for the receiver in the right diameter, weld tabs on for the takedown pins, if the barrel's the same OD as the carrier's rails [or larger] then thread the outside of the receiver and make a nut for it on the lathe... DANG now I'm gonna be working on that... I guess it's better than getting burnt out on the AK builds.

    I'm off to look for cheap AR barrels

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    plenty of those around!

    lots of guys making ar blowback uppers.... its when you go to make a gas op upper that you really get tricky.

    Mad_machinist (Rudy to me) is fantastic at balancing these things out and making them work right.

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