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    Default Cutting dovetails for sights

    200 years ago a gunsmith would use files and chisels to do this work. Today, most dovetails are cut using a milling machine which I do not have, so-o-o-o-o, a hacksaw, files and a boat load of patience and concentration is what I use. I'll post another pic when done..........Daniel146_3742.jpg146_3744.jpg146_3745.jpg

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    That looks like nice work
    "Everything is easy when you know how"
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    Those are still the first tools you will handle when learning to machine, still just as important a skill today as they ever were when it comes to metalwork.

    Nice pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean.f View Post
    Those are still the first tools you will handle when learning to machine

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    The first week I worked in a machine shop I spent 40 hrs.broaching key ways and sharpening drill bits with a file.

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    You are a brave man. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogaloo View Post
    The first week I worked in a machine shop I spent 40 hrs.broaching key ways and sharpening drill bits with a file.
    My favorite was the scraping/shaving a bearing surface....
    Last edited by MikePal; February 17th, 2018 at 06:44 AM.
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