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58 horizontal lines, your head has to be totally in the right place for this. No room for error in depth of cut or height of cut. That's why it's taken me a while, still a little foggy brain stuff going on from new meds, but getting better. Just not looking forward to all the Doctor appointments in the immediate future already getting old. And seems some may be as far as 2-1/2-3 hour drive one way. Fun, Fun...

I'll post a few finish pics, when I get both frames done. Any areas that seem a little flat is light burring at this point. I think I need to run my slitting saw a bit faster would cut down on that a bit more..

Past my bed time, Doc Appt. tomorrow again, and it's wonderful make out the bills day lmao...
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58 horizontal lines, your head has to be totally in the right place for this. No room for error in depth of cut or height of cut. That's why it's taken me a while, still a little foggy brain stuff going on from new meds, but getting better. Just not looking forward to all the Doctor appointments in the immediate future already getting old. And seems some may be as far as 2-1/2-3 hour drive one way. Fun, Fun...

I'll post a few finish pics, when I get both frames done. Any areas that seem a little flat is light burring at this point. I think I need to run my slitting saw a bit faster would cut down on that a bit more..

Past my bed time, Doc Appt. tomorrow again, and it's wonderful make out the bills day lmao...
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And a little deburring and cleanup.. Sometimes up close these burrs can look a bit worse then they are. Especially since their only .040 apart at the very bottoms. Any little sliver of metal can make the checkering up close look flat and pretty ugly.. Frame on the right and top will be getting a Gen II magwell one on the left and bottom a max bevel mainspring housing and rounded butt. Still a couple little boogers, but by final prep and blasting a time or two more those will disappear also..
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And a little deburring and cleanup.. Sometimes up close these burrs can look a bit worse then they are. Especially since their only .040 apart at the very bottoms. Any little sliver of metal can make the checkering up close look flat and pretty ugly.. Frame on the right and top will be getting a Gen II magwell one on the left and bottom a max bevel mainspring housing and rounded butt. Still a couple little boogers, but by final prep Snd blasting a time or two more those will disappear also.. View attachment 731460 View attachment 731461
I can’t freaking wait until you do this to the SCG
 

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Thought maybe I should post some cleaned up pics of that max bevel. Yesterday was another hurry up and wait have some welding to get done and welder can't get to me until Friday Morning. But, anyhow..here is a few buffed out pics.. Still just a little more clean up in spots, but much further along then the rough photos.
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Also due to some demand there is something else I wanted to throw out there. I often get asked to high cut existing frames that have already been trued and checkered.

I did a few of them early on without much thought and am sure they are fine. However just recently I attempted one and had problems. Turns out the front strap in the center was pretty thin. I've since decided I will no longer undercut or modify the front strap of a pistol under the trigger guard that has previously been checkered. The measurements below show why and this is probably thicker then some. It's a crap shoot at best to put a grinder or to even attempt to cut these with so very little stock available and then to have to shape and even then that even removes more..

Keep in mind a human hair is .003
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Unless the front strap is like .100+ thick, checkering over checkering is a bad idea.
Oh, I wasn't talking about recutting and doing checkering. Was just talking about undercutting the trigger guard by hand on an already checkered frame. Most of the front straps on already checkered factory pistols don't have enough meat left to do an actual under cut after the fact in other words. Definitely not many with enough meat to re-checker for sure..
 
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