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Old 03-20-2012, 8:01 AM
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Is there any way a list can be started of Machinists in all areas of California where folks wanting guidance on how to finish machine their own 80% AR Lowers. I have seen some names in NorCal and maybe one in San Diego. Anyhoo, just a thought. Thanks, A2
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I'm looking for one in the San Jose area...
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I'm looking for one in the San Jose area...
I'm looking for one in the general Bay Area.

There are 2 guys in the Sac area that helps with 80%, both Calgun members.

Check the wanted/service forum and you'll find one of them.
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OC guys willing to drive to Oceanside, there is one Ares Armor puts on almost every Sunday. Next one I believe is on April 1.
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We host build parties in Oceanside the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays of every month. Feel free to pm me for details.
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You will probably have more luck in the gunsmithing forum.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/f...y.php?s=&f=114

Also, you should let folks know when you are ready for anodizing. I know some folks that would be interested in a group anodize party.
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You will probably have more luck in the gunsmithing forum.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/f...y.php?s=&f=114

Also, you should let folks know when you are ready for anodizing. I know some folks that would be interested in a group anodize party.
We have both raw metal and already anodized 80% lowers.
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Have had alot of pm's asking, so every knows there is a build party going this Sunday April 1st at 9am.
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Here is the results of the lower I built at Ares build party. I'm thinking of going to the next one but I really want an AR10.
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Have had alot of pm's asking, so every knows there is a build party going this Sunday April 1st at 9am.
I was just there talking with Dimitry while their HUGE guard dog gnawed on my hand

Ares is your one-stop shop if you're looking to build an AR.

Since the wifey'll be outa town, I'll be there on the 1st.
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Here is the results of the lower I built at Ares build party. I'm thinking of going to the next one but I really want an AR10.
looks like it turned out great!
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I was just there talking with Dimitry while their HUGE guard dog gnawed on my hand

Ares is your one-stop shop if you're looking to build an AR.

Since the wifey'll be outa town, I'll be there on the 1st.
Hopefully Rosco didn't take to much of your hand off lol. We look forward to seeing you sunday man.
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We host build parties in Oceanside the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays of every month. Feel free to pm me for details.
Ares is awesome! It would be worth it for you OC guys to make the drive to Oceanside.
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Cost on build/Mill?
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Woodey does one in Santa rosa, that's close enough for me in SF. Maybe he can do build party.
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I'd join one in the NCAL area.
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I'd be in for a Ncal bay area one too, just need to know which blank lower to buy!
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I'd be interested in one in Ventura county. Heck if a CNC mill were available to start from a fresh block I'd pay for that too. (is that even legal?)

I think I know what USMCM16A2 is talking about: you either drive north or south to the state borders for a build party, not much in between.
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there's also a Fresno build, once a month I believe.
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Thinking about heading down to Ares from OC for this Sundays build party. Anyone interested in carpooling or meeting down there?
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Here is the results of the lower I built at Ares build party. I'm thinking of going to the next one but I really want an AR10.
nice build, what upper is that?
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nice build, what upper is that?
The upper is an Armalite C.O.P. Kit. with a 7.5" barrel and a PSA BCG with an MI low profile gas block.. I am actually in the middle of debating if I want to try and sell it and get a dedicated 22LR upper and build the pistol into an 22 rifle.


http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=15003063 link to the upper.
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I'd be interested in one in Ventura county. Heck if a CNC mill were available to start from a fresh block I'd pay for that too. (is that even legal?)

I think I know what USMCM16A2 is talking about: you either drive north or south to the state borders for a build party, not much in between.
It would be completely legal to do it from scratch out of a fresh block. I do feel sorry for the guy building the CAD program for it though lol. And it would end up pretty pricey after paying for the material to start from scratch with. But there is no reason it can't be done if someone sat down and took the time to do it. There is actually a couple videos on youtube of people doing it.
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Well I have downloaded the AR15 lower schematics for a CNC machine; those are freely and widely available. I assume (thats how people get in trouble) that a CNC operator would just have to import the plans and I press "go" on the machine. Its partly why I'd like to find someone nearby that could tell me what I need to provide and how much I could buy the block and time for. Seems like it would be cheaper this way and more convenient especially if they were within an hour's drive of me.
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I'd join one in the NCAL area.
Same here.
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If anyone is offering this service in the bay area (besides the two guys near Sac), send me a PM.
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What 2 guys near Sac?
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Alot of pm's asking if we have 80% in stock. We have PLENTY of both raw metal and anodized 80% in stock. They go for $80 for raw metal and $90 for anodized.
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Alot of pm's asking if we have 80% in stock. We have PLENTY of both raw metal and anodized 80% in stock. They go for $80 for raw metal and $90 for anodized.
how much for the work?
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Well I have downloaded the AR15 lower schematics for a CNC machine; those are freely and widely available. I assume (thats how people get in trouble) that a CNC operator would just have to import the plans and I press "go" on the machine. Its partly why I'd like to find someone nearby that could tell me what I need to provide and how much I could buy the block and time for. Seems like it would be cheaper this way and more convenient especially if they were within an hour's drive of me.


If only it were that easy. There are automated programming functions in some cad/cam but they are not that good.
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Alot of pm's asking if we have 80% in stock. We have PLENTY of both raw metal and anodized 80% in stock. They go for $80 for raw metal and $90 for anodized.
Would be nice you had a link for a storefront where to buy these $80 lowers.
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Would be nice you had a link for a storefront where to buy these $80 lowers.
Ares Armor in Oceanside. Just walk in tomorrow morning and buy there. The use of the CNC at the machine shop is $65 per lower. I did 2 last time I was there. I cant make tomorrows but I plan on getting more at the next one.
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BAH! Thats a cool 3.5 hour drive for me. Still looking for someone in ventura county with a mill.
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Sort of on topic.. would one be able to bring an lr-308 80% to an ar-15 80% build party and still get help? What if I do/don't have the jigs?
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