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    Postby backbencher » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:37 pm

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/effortThumbhole.html

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/NgVer4BufferTube.jpg

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/NgVer4LeftWithTube.jpg

    Obviously, this is only half the stock - more pics tomorrow.

    Yes, this stock is for a real gun - the ubiquitous AR-15. Obviously it will need to be glued to stand up to recoil. This is a precursor to building the lower receiver out of bricks.

    ETA: See page 3 for the reward for the return of the Mk5C prototype.

    A young enthusiast:

    http://www.feinsteingewehrwerke.com/loes/stocks/mk8/Grayson.jpg

    The proposal for a .177" caliber air rifle suppressor is on page 3.

    Mk 2 1911 grips now on page 4. Now with video! Yes, they hold up to shooting.

    We reached 10,000 views on 30 October 2015. Thanks to all for your interest.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby vynsane » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:56 pm

    Still don't get it.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:08 am

    Let me see if I can illustrate it - here's a pic of what I built:

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/NgVer4TubeRight.jpg

    It's a stock built out of plastic bricks, rather than this built out of plastic:

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    Pure & simple, it's a rifle stock built out of plastic bricks.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby vynsane » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:16 pm

    Yeah, I understand WHAT it is, I just don't understand WHY it is.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby crewser » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:28 pm

    I am lost to like many others. Are you building this so a real gun (the innards lets say) can be carried in public, only that it looks like a toy built out of blocks?
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:45 am

    Nope. It'll be clear the rifle is real - only the stock, & ultimately the lower receiver that houses the trigger, hammer, & magazine, will be built out of bricks. The barrel, sights, forward handgrips (forearm), upper receiver, & the magazine sticking out will all be standard AR-15 parts. Even the trigger and safety are using common AR-15 parts.

    In most of the US, it is legal to mill an AR-15 lower receiver out of aluminum, or print it out of plastic on a 3-D printer. We're apparently the first to attempt to build it out of plastic bricks. The stock is our first major step.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby Neo » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:08 am

    backbencher wrote:Nope. It'll be clear the rifle is real - only the stock, & ultimately the lower receiver that houses the trigger, hammer, & magazine, will be built out of bricks. The barrel, sights, forward handgrips (forearm), upper receiver, & the magazine sticking out will all be standard AR-15 parts. Even the trigger and safety are using common AR-15 parts.

    In most of the US, it is legal to mill an AR-15 lower receiver out of aluminum, or print it out of plastic on a 3-D printer. We're apparently the first to attempt to build it out of plastic bricks. The stock is our first major step.


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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby dr_spock » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:40 am

    Would using Technic beams, bricks, plates, pins strengthen the structure?
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:21 pm

    Absolutely, though we'd use actual metal screws rather than plastic pins. Here's a pic from LDRAW:

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/NgStockVer4PlanA.jpg
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:12 am

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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:19 am

    What is a better way to smooth out the corners in the back? I'm using the top of a turntable to avoid the corner & support a column of barrels, & then a Technic two sided female 5 holer to fasten the stack to the buttpad. Under recoil, bricks are sharp. I just need a little curve to take the edge off - I need a large flat part to spread the recoil forces against the shoulder. I'm looking @ the little curved pieces, but they end up w/ the sharp corner of the support on the outside of the curve. Even the big curved pieces have the same problem - unless you glue them in place - and I'm rather certain you don't want me to do that...

    I guess I could use the 4x4 circle plates & interlock them across the butt - little wider than I want, but should work... Help me, my butt's too big...
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:12 am

    This is what I sketched out w/ the 4x4 circle plates & the 3x3 curved plates:

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/NgStockVer4BigButt.jpg

    Duh - I just use the 3x3 curved corners, don't I? Some days I really need more caffeine. Happy non-Communist Labor Day to everyone!
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:31 am

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    AR rifle stock ready for testing - MOC

    Postby backbencher » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:46 pm

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    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/effortThumbhole.html

    If you have difficulty fitting the buffer tube, please feel free to contact me. The upper and the area around the buffer tube MUST be glued before firing.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:01 am

    Finally home from Kuwait, hence:

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/NgVer5Unglued.jpg

    Add some glue, & she'll be ready for testing.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:39 pm

    First 20 rounds, the top two endcaps fall off:

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/ThumbholeTake1.3gp

    Next 30 rounds, the entire stock breaks exactly below the glued portion, going to have to go to epoxy, and I need some more bricks & a new buffer tube : )

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/ThumbholeTake2.3gp
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:17 pm

    Shoved $15 of Loctite Plastic Epoxy in it last night, should hold up better for this week's shoot. Epoxy's expensive, and when you're filling up bricks, a little tube of epoxy doesn't go that far.
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:28 pm

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effortthumbhole/ThumbholeTake3.m4v

    Our third try is up, following application of $15 of Loctite Plastic Epoxy. Note the bottom part that falls off around the 35 round mark is unglued. I need to find someone selling epoxy in bulk!
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    Re: First pics of the brick AR-15 stock

    Postby backbencher » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:26 pm

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