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    Post by Hotspur Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:07 pm

    Based on Alchems plan, parts. Attached are a few photos. I didn’t worry too much about keeping it medieval, i.e. it has a trigger safety, a rifle butt and an Excalibur rope pulley thing. Since these photos it has a red dot site Shocked. Some may be interested in the simple etching process using Iron Sulphite slurry and cathode/ anode. I hooked mine up to my 14v drill charger. The prod pictured is 175lb and I have a 225 on order. Haven’t made bolts yet or installed the stirrup.

    Here it is near finished:
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    Anchem parts, the prod is from Alchem as well:
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    Cathod/ Anode and a peanut butter jar...
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    Sketching the sideplate out in photoshop. Then print on glossy paper. Transfer the image onto steel with clothes iron. The toner acts as an etch resist.
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    Vogue magazine works well. Don't take your GFs French Vogue Evil or Very Mad
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    an hour in the stuff...
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    Safety pivots and jams the trigger 'cam style' works well.
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    Various bits after blueing:
    Left to right, top plate, bolt retainer, trigger plate, butt plate, ABS nut.
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    I fashioned the stock in pine first as a test and then in walnut.
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    Post by chaz Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:51 pm

    Hotspur,

    Very nice build.............. sure like your etched side plates !

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    Post by Gnome Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:05 pm

    Nice work!
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    Post by gorngoo Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:56 pm

    Wow , You is the best for building.  cheers

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    Post by c sitas Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:19 pm

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