Sight dots for 2nd gen. P3-AT

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by jackde3, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. jackde3

    jackde3 New Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    I posted this pic on Ktrange thought others might be interested.


    Made indents with Titanium bits and then filled them with white primer via a toothpick
    Hand spun bits with masking tape wrapped around them for grip.

    Slow and steady start for accurate position of dot indents is the secret.
  2. flonder22

    flonder22 New Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    Very nice, might give that a try. Sure would hate to to screw it up though. How long did it take you to spin the indents out?

  3. kaltectom

    kaltectom New Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Nice job! Haven't seen that technique...I am sure it will more permanent that what some of us have been doing with various paints. How long did it take to get the "indents"....I hesitate to call it a hand job>
  4. jackde3

    jackde3 New Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    I guess it took about an hour start to finish, I don't remember exactly,
    but its not that hard.

    I used to have a beautiful garage shop in Pa. but I moved to
    Florida and left all my goodies behind.

    Retired to much smaller abode ... no room so now i have to compromise
    when I experiment, no vices or special tools like before but I'm sure a lot of
    you have easier ways to do it.

    Could not even find my dremmel - it's somewhere in a box, but dammed if I could
    find it when I needed it.

  5. Robertoj

    Robertoj New Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    very nice indeed!. Excellent job, congratulations......I think several of us might follow suit!
  6. wyo-man

    wyo-man Active Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Very nice - give as much detail as you can. May have to find someone to do that to mine........

  7. Ohio_Rusty

    Ohio_Rusty New Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    Nice job Jackde3 !!! I've had to had drill small items in the past myself. One helpful tip is to use the handle of an Xact-o hobby knife to hold teeny drill bits. The end of the handle flares open enough that a drill bit like a #50 or smaller will center in the flanges. Just tighten and you now have a suitable hand drill with the bit held tightly in place.
    Ohio Rusty
  8. jackde3

    jackde3 New Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Never thought of that..
    Matter of fact I have a small set of Sears
    eyeglass screwdrivers that would prob. hold
    the bit also.
    Maybe when I get my PF-9 I'll have to drill something.
    Can't wait to get my hands on one. PF-9 that is.

    Thanks Rusty !