What are they going to do? Ban plastic and lathes? Guns. Lots of Guns. , Homemade Firearms Because Gun Control is dead. It just doesn’t know it. Comments Gudis says: on 2/15/2012 at 5:19 PM That's a CNC endmill, not a lathe . Gudis says: on 2/15/2012 at 5:29 PM looks like your comment form decided that the "" tag I put on the end was actual HTML code. Gudis says: on 2/15/2012 at 5:30 PM Ugg, nevermind... TPA Gunslinger says: on 2/15/2012 at 7:27 PM Maybe I will make my 10mm 1911 from scratch. Standard Mischief says: on 2/15/2012 at 8:45 PM Registration leads to confiscation. Most machine tools have serial numbers. Just saying. Robb Allen says: on 2/15/2012 at 9:26 PM My mouse has a serial number. My toothbrush too. Serial # doesn't mean registration. Besides, a CNC machine doesn't put its serial number on everything it carves. Stuart the Viking says: on 2/16/2012 at 9:57 AM Having the equiptment and the ability to build firearms from scratch has been one of those un-chased dreams of mine since I was a kid, along with distilling whiskey. Don't ask me why an 8 year old boy would want to build guns and make whiskey (as for whiskey, I blame Hawkeye Pierce from MASH, and Uncle Jess from Dukes of Hazzard. As for guns, it's anyone's guess). Needless to say I was a weird kid. I have never acted on either one of these ideas, but both have been, and still are, bouncing around in the back of my mind ever since. Who knows, maybe some day. s Bubblehead Les says: on 2/16/2012 at 10:31 AM In WW2, the Dutch made Sten Guns during the German Occupation in Bicycle Shops. In the Israeli War of Independence, they made 9mm ammo out of Lipstick Cases for those Sten Guns. Actually, the only hard part for the home Machinist in terms of Gun Making is the Barrel, and that's just because of the length of the Lathe Bed needed. Back in the Ye Olde Tymes, a Journeyman Gunsmith's Final Exam was simple: Make a Gun from Scratch. Which is why we win. Stuart the Viking says: on 2/16/2012 at 2:19 PM I'm a basic computer guy (Business Rapid Application Development, UNIX admin, etc) that has NO experience with CAD or CNC. I wonder how I would get from where I am at (square one) to having the skills and equiptment to do this. Any ideas? s TPA Gunslinger says: on 2/16/2012 at 4:26 PM @Stuart, Having been machining for 25 years after 2 yrs of schooling, I have seen some pretty bad machining and methods. This guy did a setup just to find out he did it backwards? You have to think and have a reason for everything you do. You would probably do better than a lot of guys out there. You wouldn't need to know how to read code if you are doing it by yourself. Just have to repost it if something is wrong. Like the guy that made the gun, He had to make a second part becuase he was off a few thousandths. You may have to make 5 before you get one good. But you will have learned more than most machinists know. Standard Mischief says: on 2/16/2012 at 11:49 PM >My mouse has a serial number. My toothbrush too. Serial # doesn't mean registration. Just add legislation. >Besides, a CNC machine doesn't put its serial number on everything it carves. Yea, well a color laser printer does. Comments have been closed on this topic.