Anyone who has gotten into even the hobby end of gunsmithing, realizes rather quickly how expensive tools, fixtures, and the mill itself can actually be. I found out right away as I kind of got put into this without having the plan to do so.. I had a buddy who wanted some custom work done to a few of his guns, and I had did a few things for him with the meager hand tools I had. So, he decided one day to go out an buy the previous mini mill I had and said if I did a few guns for him, then it was mine. So, in short I was hooked right away, did his guns and then jumped his butt cause it was costing me a fortune. I had multiple things to buy to even make the mill functional to start with, collets, vise etc.. Anyway a forum member here who shall at the moment remain nameless jumped right in before I even knew him, and before I think either of us realized we were only a few hours apart geographically. Anyway he begin sending me mills, and various other tools and saved me an absolute fortune. So, fast forward to today and nothing has changed, other than I have been able to do a few small things to try and repay the favor, even though he has never asked for anything in return.. So, just awhile back I mentioned needing a checkering fixture and I come up with an idea based on a frame holder I had here... Presented the idea, and bam about a month later I have a checkering fixture.. Anyone who has tried to buy one realizes quickly that there is only currently one on the market and it's around $800 or more. Now while I am sure it's a good one. I think mine is the best lol. Cause not only is it top of the line quality, the machining and building of this fixture is impeccable. Again some of you will know who built this and some will not. I ask that those who do, please don't mention any names. As I am sure he doesn't want to build 100 of these lol. However I would be more than happy to share particulars and then some will be able to figure it out based merely off the pics.. So, Just wanted to share this I will be using it as soon as I finish up a few other project.. Oh, and it's not just a checkering fixture it has or will have multiple uses, and can and will be used for multiple different front strap treatments. Once I get a little practice with it that is.. I also purchased a mill long enough to true up the front strap and undercut the trigger guard.. I can't wait to put this baby to work..