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My gunsmith kit came from under the Christmas tree!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Gewehr98, Dec 25, 2002.

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  1. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Member

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    Yee-haa! I am now a gunsmith! Santa brought me a Dremel tool, woohoo!

    Just kidding. I've been gunsmithing for several years. I've seen several guns boogered up by overzealous use of Dremel tools. I've seen gunsmiths cry when asked to fix the oopses. My new Dremel will learn respect for firearms before it's even allowed close to one. :D
     
  2. George Stringer

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    It's been my experience that trying to teach a dremel respect for anything is like trying to train a cat. But there are a lot of uses in smithing for a dremel tool. You'll get quite a bit of use from it I'm sure. I use one quite a bit where tolerances don't really matter. I don't trust mine to have the respect for firearms that it claims to. George
     
  3. BigG

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    Hey George! Good to see you back in the smithy! :D
     
  4. Sisco

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    Got a dremel for X-mas too! It came early so I've had a chance to work with it, polishing only.
    Polished the flutes on a bead blasted SP101.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jim V

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    Nothing scarier than hearing someone say, "Got me a Dremel(tm) and I'm gonna polish the feed ramp of my 1911. The 100-I wheel the one to use?" LOL
     
  6. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    Dremel -- poster subject for "More is not always better."

    Good for you! :D
     
  7. sm

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    Congrats on the new toy

    Caveat: You can take it off-but you can't put it back on.
    Go s-l-o-w

    In a previous life I never used a Dremel. Had me a Foredom flexshaft with foot control...can we say POWER?

    Me, I used mini and micro files, emery,gravers, chamois with fabulustre, rouges...
    Foredom was used, but still a LOT was done slow and by hand.

    Oh if can practice with like material, before the real deal.
     
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