You ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right and you break everything you touch?
This is one of those days.
So far, I've
1. Snapped a very expensive carbide endmill. As in ~100 dollar endmill.
2. Ruined a 17mm drill bit and in order to replace it cheaply I've got to order one from china.
3. Broken my reamer that I use to bore the holes on AR 15 receivers for the hammer and trigger.
4. Broke a carbide bit in my dremel and broke the dremel in the process.
5. Buggered up the forearm I was machining out of a solid piece of aluminum hex stock for the AR45.
6. Ran out of sandpaper while trying to remove a blemish in a Suomi 80% receiver.
7. Ruined several custom cut pieces of 4130 sheet metal while trying to make a fire control box for the RPD.
8. Broke a screw extractor in the bolt head of my .50 while trying to remove the screws that sheared the other day.
The list goes on but I'll leave it at that. I give up. I'm gonna lay on the couch and drink some sweet tea and Honey Jack, and maybe I'll get rid of this awful neck spasm I've been having as a result of the stress that's come about from the school semester wrapping up. Final exams are in a couple weeks and I'm not looking forward to them.
One good thing I got done today, I machined a 80% Suomi receiver half for someone. I managed to make that this morning without too much incident. Now all I need is a 17mm drill bit so I can finish the other half of the receiver. =\
So far today I've wrecked a couple hundred bucks of equipment and machined 25 bucks worth of 4130 tubing. I'm just not liking how that balances out.....
If you don't see me post within a couple weeks it's because I've set fire to my workshop and had myself committed to wearing a tight jacket and bouncing my head off of walls in a rubber room.