I’m definitely improving with Rhino – there’s still a lot of surface optimization to go into the grip area, but I’ll wait for until I’ve printed and validated the current geometry before I refine it further. I’m also looking into stippling for the grip – another hangover from Anschutz I really like.
Progress is slowly creeping onwards – I’ve laminated the red beech blank together, ready to ship, and the CAD for the P2 prototype is just about finished. Here’s a brief summary of the improvements from P1 (top) to P2 (bottom) In tangentially related news, I’ll soon be adding the Ruger M77 hawkeye geometry as an… Continue reading P2 vs P1
It fits! P1 prototype build is complete. Now for the fun bits; Finishing up the blind magazine so that it’ll feed correctly Final weigh in Stress testing (aka, will it explode?)
Rob at HTC did an AMAZING job! Now to do a bunch of sanding, a bit of dremel-ing, check fitting, seal the inside, stick it together, sand the outside, bed the action, seal the outside….
Machining of the P1 prototype is underway! Superthanks to Rob from High Tech Carving for the WIP photos.
After a lot of mucking around, stalling, being stalled, things are looking positive to get prototypes 1 & 2 built out of Wellington. I’m not doing any further development on the stock until I get P1 back in my hands, as I think at this stage it will be largely pointless as there will be… Continue reading Back to it
Now for the waiting game to build the first prototype and see if this actually works
Bit of experimentation with branding (not really my forte) while I nut out the finer details of the CNC process.
Pretty much ready to chuck this on the mill now as a test in pine plywood. I’ll be able to validate a bunch of stuff and see what kind of ballpark I’m in for strength capability. My weight estimate is less than 400g for the finished milled product,… Continue reading First prototype
Did a bit more exploration of how the wood part of this will work. Pretty confident with this, now to learn more about the carbon fibre.