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01-23-2017 10:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig pine wood router fien multimaster shaping traditional

I saw a bunch of these speed loaders online, but they were all built from separate pieces. I modified a couple router bits and multimaster blades, and built an AR15 speed loader from one solid piece of wood. This is just a piece of pine 2X8 I used for the prototype. It works great, so now I’ll start making them out of Walnut. My own will be Birdseye Maple, but some shooting buddies want them also and they get the Walnut.

Critics welcome, but this is just a prototype.


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#1 posted 01-23-2017 11:08 PM

Looks like a project for my list!

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 12:04 AM

If ya have a dozen clips like most of us, it helps.

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#3 posted 01-24-2017 12:36 AM

Never shot an AR15, and in fact I don’t even own a gun. But I don’t have to. I have a close friend with over a hundred, literally. Shoot a gun every few years for some reason, but not a big interest, obviously. But I will point my friend at this post.

It is surprising what you can make out of wood…

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#4 posted 01-24-2017 01:51 AM

Good to see you Jim.

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#5 posted 01-24-2017 02:39 AM

Nice to see you back here, as well. My friend is actually my best friend. He is quite a hunter, I am not. But I am on the same wavelength. He grew up in southern Minnesota, small farming community. On those farms, I suspect everyone had a deer gun, and a varmint gun. He was trapping muskrat by the age of twelve.

I grew up in northern Minnesota. We were into fishing. When I was old enough to drive the car, I would pick my dad up from work and we would be on our fishing lake in about 20 minutes. Of course, just in the summer fishing season, but a couple of hours later we would be eating fish for dinner and have fish in the freezer.

Different, but the same.

Snowing again in Anchorage, currently at the vacation home in La Conner WA, in the 40’s and low 50’s here. No snow. Nice.

Later…

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 04:30 PM

Bump. 300 views but only 2 replies about the subject matter. I guess most woodworkers don’t care for firearms.

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#7 posted 01-24-2017 05:46 PM



Bump. 300 views but only 2 replies about the subject matter. I guess most woodworkers don t care for firearms.

- papadan

Right I guess. I don’t have any guns and surely wouldn’t have one with a clip like that…. nonetheless, it’s an elegant solution to the problem. That I have to admit.

And at the same time, I’ve added to the replies!

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#8 posted 01-25-2017 12:26 AM

Some guys with an AR 15, or similar, were target shooting with the levee of the Nooksack river as a backdrop. One of them used the gun in such a way that it acted like a full automatic, which made the barrel rise as they tend to do. They ended up spraying a property a half-mile or more away, and killed a woman. This was in Whatcom Co., Wash. about a year ago.

The shooter(s) explained that it was all in good fun, and they they were merely exercising their 2nd amendment rights, but the jury didn’t sympathize.

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#9 posted 01-25-2017 12:31 AM

Seen that on YouTube 2 or 3 years ago. Was asked to make some but it never came about.

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#10 posted 01-25-2017 06:15 AM

This should have been posted in projects, not a forum, and that is probably why you aren’t getting many views or comments.

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#11 posted 01-25-2017 12:49 PM


Bump. 300 views but only 2 replies about the subject matter. I guess most woodworkers don t care for firearms.
- papadan

Plenty of guns, just no AR’s. Reloading/long distance targets/pistols are other hobbies. Probably would get more views in projects.

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#12 posted 01-25-2017 01:36 PM

I love both guns and woodworking … and projects that combine the two are great. I have upwards of 30 magazines for my AR and this would definitely be helpful. I currently use the military’s method of a loader and 10 rd stripper clips.

Thanks for the post

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