Looks great Jon. How does it feel in your hand with that type of thunb safety and the beavertail grip safety?
Hi, Big Ed. Sorry - just saw this. The answer? It didn't feel right. Swapped the thumb safety out for a standard set up.BigEd63 said:Looks great Jon. How does it feel in your hand with that type of thunb safety and the beavertail grip safety?
Hi, krept - as far as technique goes, there may be one, but if so I don't know it! I just got a little jeweler's file with a safe edge and kept filing from front to back until that line was straight, and then I just smoothed everything out.krept said:lookin GOOD so far. What's the trick that you use to get the lowest line (on the frame) parallel with the slide? I'd think that would be a PITA.
I've gotten good experience with some of these techniques taking steel barstock and making them into knifelike objects. Can't wait to get into 1911s.
Jon, a power drill with a wide bit in a vise doesn't sound like such a hot idea even with a jig. How about, instead, using a Dremel with a variable speed device to slow it down. I think that they make a little router type jig that holds the tool precisely. I would think that with a little ingenuity and WECSOG engineering, you could make very nice French Borders.BigJon said:Krept - Also, I've been having these really dangerous thoughts - about maybe putting a power drill with a very wide bit into my vice at an angle, rigging up a jig of some sort, and using it for a mill.
At least I still have the original slide from the Kimber that I destroyed to practice on. lol! I plan on seeing if I can French Border it too just using hand files and a guide jig that I'll have to build. Oh well . . . no other way to learn without screwing up parts along the way.