Extra black oxide parts and photos

More photos and parts finished up with black oxide. A short followup to last week's post.

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Building bipod spikes and black oxide finishing

I've decided it's too difficult to find spikes for the Harris series of bipods, so I'm going to have to build my own. This is also the perfect place to try out my new black oxide solution and have a new way to put a professional finish on bare steel parts.

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Building a set of compact grappling hooks

Some process pictures of building mini grappling hooks with internal storage. A fun excuse to practice single point threading.

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Bringing an old surefire flashlight out of the dark ages

Upgrading an old Surefire M951 weapon light

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FreeCAD and fixturing: How to model holes in the side of a cylinder.

This week I cover my preferred method for modeling features in a cylinder in FreeCAD, then some machine shop photos of the end result. Building tools to make more tools.

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