Howdy guys .
I want to build the dehaas chicopee cf rifle . And I was hoping there might be a member or two or three who can throw a few pointers my way In regards to what hand tools you found to be an absolute necessity and those that will be handy to have to accomplish the build .
Metal working is a rather new hobby to me And I lack most of typical hand tools some of you guys take for granted . tools like good quality files .
In order for you to make helpful suggestions it might help to know what I have to work with .
I have a grizzly 10 x 22 inch lathe . with very basic tooling for turning , boring and threading .
Along with the typical drill press and metal cutting bandsaw .
And I have an 8 inch metal shaper I just picked up a few weeks ago .
I also have access to a mig welder to do the welding .
So I think I have my bases covered as far as machine tools for the build
But Like I mentioned I am rather new to metal working and still lack a lot of the basic hand tools a lot of you take for granted and I think this project will go along a good bit smoother if I plan ahead and try to have most of the tools I'll need before starting .
Thanks in advance