AR-15 scratch build blog
This page will be dedicated to the AR-15 scratch build blog. I will be machining raw 7075 T6 aluminum forgings of the lower and upper reicevers and hopefully end up with a fully functional AR-15 in the end. This blog will cover the process from a solid chunk of aluminum to a finished, functioning AR-15. These series of pages are not a step by step guide on how to machine out your own 0% forging, but mearly a collection of adventures as I try to machine out my own. Onto the good stuff!
Fit and finish
23 July 2006 - Finished out the Magwell, almost complete! Check out Chapter 7.
1 July 2006 - Finally got a chance to work on the lowers some more. Check out new updates in Chapter 6!
18 June 2006 - Updated the end of Chapter 5 and finished the complete top plane operation on 2 lowers. Will have more progress this upcoming week!
10 June 2006 - Well, its technically Saturday though a long night of machining has yielded much progress! Check out the completed Chapter 4 and nearly completed Chapter 5!
9 June 2006 - Got around to writing the program for the top plane and am running the mill right now. Hopefully later tonight I'll be able to do the buffer detent hole and tap the buffer tube hole so I can get the tap back on its way to William at The Tannery Shop. Thanks again William for all of your help!
5 June 2006 - Adding in News section on the front page to keep you up to date with whats all going on with the project. Right now I need to get caught up on other projects so I will have to back burner the AR lower project for a week or so and then I'll be back at it. Got all of my tooling and supplies in to finish out the rest of the lower and my new ER-16 headstock for my Taig mill should be here tomorrow. From here on out its just a little programming and machine time that will let me complete the project. Stay tuned!