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Stg 58
September 10, 2001, 23:43
Thought i would try making my own barrel flats wrench to hold my barrel while installing it on my Dsa reciecver.Went down to the local scrap metal guy and bought a 6"Wx4"Lx1/2"T piece of steel plate for 4.29.Had the guy cut a 1" notch in the middle.Came home did some file work on it and it ain't pretty but it worked great.once the vise was tight not a movement at all.

Stg 58
September 10, 2001, 23:45
pic of the "finished" peice. http://pstr-m02.ygpweb.aol.com/data/00D/6F/90/3C/EC/5-vqOeh4-ShyUeHuCCbDVuedN5sHL3aj0180.jpg

September 11, 2001, 00:01
I see a possible WECSOG award for "ugliest substitution for a common tool(wrench)" or "most overengineered replacement for a common tool." Good job.z

September 11, 2001, 08:09
I'll bet that one won't give at 100#+ tourque!
An award may be appropriate. Hmmm!?

September 11, 2001, 09:46
That's a fugly wrench. But it is cheap and tough as an anvil. Give the man an award!! :D

Timber Wolf
September 11, 2001, 15:58
You gonna spray a little "Guncoat" or something on that? Hate to see it rust you know. :D

September 11, 2001, 16:10
Ohh I don't know . . . I kinda like it.

September 11, 2001, 18:44
Around these parts, that is what's known as a BAW or "BIGASSWRENCH". It's exactly like a BFH only different... ;) :D

Uncle Buck
September 11, 2001, 21:10
I use pretty much the same type of wrench except I drilled a couple holes to bolt it to a 4ft handle. It even gets those receiver stubs off without grinding, cutting or heating.