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    Ok, I've built one of these jigs -- henceforth I'm going to call it "The Grasshopper" in honor of its inventor -- and I think I've ruined my flat.

    How did those of you who built one keep the flat parallel when pounding it into the frame? Mine tilted to the side.

    If I can borrow a camera I'll post pictures.

    I tried hammering on the flat itself to straighten it out and now I have gouges... sigh
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    Maybe use a c clamp on one end while you get it started.

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    [quote=zougou]Ok, I've built one of these jigs -- henceforth I'm going to call it "The Grasshopper" in honor of its inventor --

    I just built one of these jigs and grasshopper is just right for the name ,From start to finish 1 hour and 20 minutes . I used 1 1/2 inch angle and made a third bar so the flat would not start cocked . see the pictures ..

    Ps I added roll pins so it will line up every time thats what's in the baggie. I cheated a little i printed the pictures from the forum and used them out in my work shop us old farts have short attention spans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zougou
    Ok, I've built one of these jigs -- henceforth I'm going to call it "The Grasshopper" in honor of its inventor
    Actually SKSMan was the first one I saw to make one of these. Geez that was over a year ago I guess. "All things old are new again"! Search around here and I think it was in fact "poor man's bending jig" or something like that. Good stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie
    Actually SKSMan was the first one I saw to make one of these. Geez that was over a year ago I guess. "All things old are new again"! Search around here and I think it was in fact "poor man's bending jig" or something like that. Good stuff!
    Yes, the credit should go to SKSMan. I just made a simpler version of his design.

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    [quote=captskip9]
    Quote Originally Posted by zougou
    Ok, I've built one of these jigs -- henceforth I'm going to call it "The Grasshopper" in honor of its inventor --

    I just built one of these jigs and grasshopper is just right for the name ,From start to finish 1 hour and 20 minutes . I used 1 1/2 inch angle and made a third bar so the flat would not start cocked . see the pictures ..

    Ps I added roll pins so it will line up every time thats what's in the baggie. I cheated a little i printed the pictures from the forum and used them out in my work shop us old farts have short attention spans.

    i did a tapco flat with the jig but the mag well did not bend i had to get the BFH after it .I put a ace template on it and every thing lines up I think the bar stock is not wide enough and the magazine well pulls out when it bends ,any other ideas to fix the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie
    Actually SKSMan was the first one I saw to make one of these. Geez that was over a year ago I guess. "All things old are new again"! Search around here and I think it was in fact "poor man's bending jig" or something like that. Good stuff!
    OOPS AGAIN - man I can't seem to get things straight this week. I meant SKS_HUNTER!

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    Hello Grasshopper,
    Your clever idea has changed my attitude toward building a frame from a flat. I will try your invention asap. This is a simple solution not unlike that of M. Kalashnikov's work. I am glad to have found this forum. This is my first post.

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    Hi Grasshopper,
    I foregot to ask if you had any ideas on heat treating the frames. I hope to join a build party soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HFSPBfan
    Hi Grasshopper,
    I foregot to ask if you had any ideas on heat treating the frames. I hope to join a build party soon.
    You only have to head treat the hammer and trigger holes. There a few thread on the site on heat treating. They have a lot of information on heat treating than I can describe here. Good luck.

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