DIY CNC Quick Detach Sling Adapter

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

John Saunders of NYC CNC posted up a short video and explains how to make your own QD sling adapter. Actually he just explains how to cut the hole to accept a QD sling. I don’t think this is quite DIY friendly since it does require a CNC and some knowledge of CAD. However, it does show how much work goes into what seems like a simple thing. Cutting a QD hole into some metal is not as easy as it seems.

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  • Some Guy Some Guy on Jul 09, 2015

    Maybe I'm missing something here by what part of that QD socket could you not make with a drill press?

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    • Nicholas C Nicholas C on Jul 10, 2015

      @Mr.T True, for this type of object where you have access to both sides. However say you want to cut a QD hole into a stock adapter? Im gonna have a QD hole cut into my CZ Scorpion stock adapter.

  • Dan Dan on Jul 09, 2015

    Running a circle with the woodruff cutter would be impossible. You could rough some spots along the x and Y and let the qd only grab those areas (but not have the ability to spin).

    A radiused cutter I imagine is what the print called for, since the bearings that "grab" are round.

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    • Phillysteak527 Phillysteak527 on Jul 09, 2015

      @Dan It's not impossible but on a manual machine would require a rotary table which is not a cheap piece of equipment. We did make some pretty complicated things before the invention of CNC.