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Paperweight Purchase
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Hello all. I am looking to purchase a couple of paperweights like this one, and I was wondering what kind of prices you all can find or have found in the past. I would like to buy 2.

I am also interested in sources for cheap interesting metal shapes that would complete this item, but only to complete a set of interesting desk ornaments.

This way, I avoid any "tragic boating accidents."
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#2
Thats not a bad price, looking around the net i've seen them for up to 120 bucks. A few years ago they were selling for less than have of that.
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nomad;21898 Wrote:Thats not a bad price, looking around the net i've seen them for up to 120 bucks. A few years ago they were selling for less than have of that.

That's the best I've seen listed, yet they are out of stock almost perpetually lately. Damn election years.
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I would wait til after the election. The prices are going to plummet when the R wins.
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Valorius;21905 Wrote:I would wait til after the election. The prices are going to plummet when the R wins.

I agree on that front, and it snychs up well with the unrelated (yet worthy of mention) timetable of the machinist at my work getting a milling machine.

However, it never hurts to start research now. And if there are sales on interesting metal shapes before that (trigger groups, etc.) I might see my way to starting the collection early.
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I know these are just for decoration Wink but...

If you were to complete one of these lowers on a milling machine, what would you use as a jig to clamp it? I know they make a jig for completing these on a drill press, but doing it on a mill would be a little different.
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bac0nfat;21914 Wrote:I know these are just for decoration Wink but...

If you were to complete one of these lowers on a milling machine, what would you use as a jig to clamp it? I know they make a jig for completing these on a drill press, but doing it on a mill would be a little different.

Milling machines are a lot more versatile than drill presses. I have a hard time believing that something made to work in conjunction with a drill press won't adapt very easily to a milling machine. I'm thinking it would probably be easier to use with a mill than a drill.
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bac0nfat;21914 Wrote:I know these are just for decoration Wink but...

If you were to complete one of these lowers on a milling machine, what would you use as a jig to clamp it? I know they make a jig for completing these on a drill press, but doing it on a mill would be a little different.

I'm doing nothing of the sort, but a friend of mine's dog's cousin's owner is getting CAD models of a completed one, and then making a jig out of wood, for the purposes of clamping the paperweight level and true. As far as I've been told, many of the jigs on the market are needlessly expensive and complex.

The machinist I work with says completing one of these is trivial. He was just boasting, of course, because he nor I would ever do this in reality. This is just we engineers at work shooting the shit about theoretical possibilities.

mauser;21921 Wrote:I'm thinking it would probably be easier to use with a mill than a drill.

This.
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mauser;21921 Wrote:
bac0nfat;21914 Wrote:I know these are just for decoration Wink but...

If you were to complete one of these lowers on a milling machine, what would you use as a jig to clamp it? I know they make a jig for completing these on a drill press, but doing it on a mill would be a little different.

Milling machines are a lot more versatile than drill presses. I have a hard time believing that something made to work in conjunction with a drill press won't adapt very easily to a milling machine. I'm thinking it would probably be easier to use with a mill than a drill.

Understood, but as the1jeffy said, the jigs made for drill presses are very complex and expensive. I've looked for a simpler jig for use with a milling machine that would be much cheaper. So far I haven't found anything.
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#10
Try colfax tactical. Not sure if they have a milling jig though.
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