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I needed to know what needed to be removed from a 70 % KMP side plate. I could not find a DIY so here is what I did. This is not a DIY for a gun build.

After looking at the drawing that Tom sent I had the idea but still some questions ? Put some tools together and had at it.
Tools = hand drill, cut-off wheel and grinder, mini die grinder (pencil ) with a carbide tapered tip.

I wanted to do the hard part first. The charge handle slot and the belt outlet. My other builds this had all ready been done so this was new to me.
So I marked the cuts and then pre-drilled some holes in the slots. Then ran cut off wheel between the holes. After that the long hand work starts. The cut ran down the center of the two slots. That leaves and edge that is about .032" thick that needs to be cut away with the grinder.( My hat if off to Tom's for a great way to do this ! ) I spent about 2 hours trimming and shaping the 2 slots. Take your time . Use cutting oil to help the cuts.

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You did that all by hand? VERY impressive. All my hand machined stuff looks like a childs drawing.
 
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Looks like your coming right along, I have done a lot of work using a die grinder, drill, cutoff wheels and files.
keep it up and the pictures are great.
Greg
 

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Nice job it looks like you are almost there and the edges look nice and clean so you obviously know how to use a file correctly.
 

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Nicely done...!! My efforts did not come out as well. Too lazy to use hand tools and practiced with my Bridgeport mill. Still learning how to operate a 65-yr old piece of machinery...with no practical training....LOL.
 
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