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    Woodsmith
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    Default Need gun related projects for my CNC router

    As some of you know, my business purchased a very cool CNC router two years ago. It's been an absolute workhorse and has changed the way we do business. (we actually make a profit on some of our jobs now)

    It's fun to use, especially on non work related projects. I build loudspeakers as a hobby, but my house is now overflowing with cool speaker stuff and I have not the slightest use for more.

    I've been trying to think of shooting related applications for it, but am not coming up with any great ideas. It's cuts wood or plastic, and has a 4' X 8' work table. I've thought of loading blocks and rifle racks, but that's about all I can think of. In a perfect world I'd like to come up with an idea for something I could sell cheap that would provide a little source of "fun" money.

    If you have a bright idea, lay it on me. I'm open to partnering up with someone as well.

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    How about something simple to start, like rail covers out of scrap pieces left over from bigger jobs? You could also try to make your own new version of two piece hand guards, grips, fore grips, etc.
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    Magazine couplers and base plates too.
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    Really cool toy!

    Just a couple of ideas off the top of my head from easy to more complex:

    grip panels for 1911's
    receiver / magwell blocks for working on ARs
    custom ar handguards
    rifle stocks either hardwood or laminate


    If you decide to do any of the above,I would like:

    a large palm swell right hand set of target grips to put on my 22/45

    a set of the blocks for the AR

    and a lightweight competition style stock for my 10/22

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    I've been looking at picking up a cnc router for a while now.
    For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

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    First job right here: build a ton of BAD LEVERS!
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    AR handguards would be cool. Can make them any length, custom, etc.
    One man can change the world... with enough ammunition.

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    To be clear, it's won't cut metal. No aluminum, no steel. Plastic and wood, yes.

    I like the action block idea.
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    Tim, is it 3 axis? What software do you run it with?
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    In wood/plastic/foam-

    custom and semi custom inserts for gun cases
    sculpted hard side carry cases, custom and semi custom fit to various guns
    upper and lower blocks for AR15/1911/possibly others
    I have some other ideas but these are something I can see as a staple sort of thing.

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