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Just wondering if anyone has tried using one of these style clamps to aide in making magwell dimples in the sides of the recievers .... , I recall that hcpookie:)notworthythe gun god :thumbup1: )did make a dimple fixture , I thought that this might be alittle easier to set things up , noting that this clamp exerts 2000 lbs of clamping force http://www.wttool.com/p/15190005p0/1519-0020 :dunno: .....just one of those passing thoughts is all ...
 

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Could possibly work. Wonder if the sides would be too wide to fit in the receiver? I guess you could always trim them down as well. Your hands might begin to hurt after a while of cranking on that thin dowel at the top!
 

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I was exploring the c-clamp idea instead of using your vise method is some sort of attempt to try and keep everything aligned with-out growing a 3rd hand ,using your dimple tool idea but welding the receiving half to the clamp and by the way ..:thankyou: for having the informative site for us all to go to , to at least be able to view how all this is done :notworthy ...if it wasn't for your site I don't really think I would have attempted to actually build any ....
 

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That looks real interesting! Yeah, & HCPookie is the Dean of the AK WECSOG!!
 

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carguy said:
I was exploring the c-clamp idea instead of using your vise method is some sort of attempt to try and keep everything aligned with-out growing a 3rd hand ,using your dimple tool idea but welding the receiving half to the clamp
(slaps forehead...) now THAT is a good idea!!! Weld it to the clamp, then you have no worries about the opposing force on the other side of the receiver! Very very clever. Since I have a welder now I may have to give that a go.

You know that sparked another idea... if you got a big enough clamp, would there be enough meat to simply dremel the dimple into the head of the clamp?

and by the way ..:thankyou: for having the informative site for us all to go to , to at least be able to view how all this is done :notworthy ...if it wasn't for your site I don't really think I would have attempted to actually build any ....
OK now you're making me blush! "You're welcome"!

Would you share your results with us?

- Jerry
 

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and also to aide in cranking down on that little dowel rod handle , you could always modify a socket to fit over the top of it with 2 notches dremeled out and then turn it with a cordless drill or a racket for even greater torque ...... looking at the schematic of the clamp , I think welding pookies dimple jig is the route to go , gives the arms alittle more clearence over any rails that are there
 

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OK I see what you mean now.

Yeah but my jig needs serious improvement. The prototype proved it could work, now I need to spend some quality time making it "good".

Looking at my Tapco blank dimples, it looks like Tapco could do the same thing!

- Jerry
 

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Hay hcpookie?Thanks!
I don?t want to be thought stupid by saying this but I never really understood the function of the dimples till I saw your pictures. I have yet to put my AMD-63?s together and all I?ve read is that dimples are for positioning the magazine. I kind of thought that the lips on the mag rested against them setting the height of the mag to the barrel. Thanks again, things now click into place in my thick head and I see they?re for centering the mag. I just picked up a Saiga in .308 yesterday and after seeing your post I striped the gun to see how things line up with the mag inside and now I can see better how an AK-47 works! Cool! By the way... The Saiga is great and functions perfectly, I?m thinking of adding US made parts and converting it to pistol grip configuration with an AK type butt stock. And yes I?ve seen the site where they convert a 7.62x39 Saiga and my understanding is that you now need to have US made parts-count to stay legal.
 
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