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Old 06-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Beaver Falls PA (outside Pittsburgh)

TJD Customs Freak boring Service

Website Update 10-7-15

For the most up to date info on my freak boring process please visit my website. I will however be leaving most of the info here for reference.

Process for shipping and payment.

1. Please fill out my online form
2. PM Me for shipping info
3. Send me your barrel
4. I will bore it (See note 1)
5. I will inform you it is complete. And send you a PP invoice (See note 2)
6. You send me payment.
7. I ship it back to you via USPS, unless otherwise agreed upon earlier.

I am looking to get $35, includes return shipping (International shipping +$5)

I don't own every barrel so I can't guarantee I can bore every kind of barrel but if the od is relatively straight I should be able to. If for some reason I can't get it aligned I will send it back to you no charge.

I keep getting asked about quantity discounts so I am going to put my stock answer here. I am not offering quantity discounts here is why, to bore a barrel in my jig each one takes some time to setup and it does not get any faster doing the same barrel. So think of it this way I can do 10 different barrels in the same time it takes me to do 10 of the same barrel. Typically when you get a quantity discount its because of reduced setup time to do the same operation over and over since my setup is designed to be efficient at a wide range I can not setup any faster even if its the same barrel.

I am going put a standard response to a question I have been getting frequently. The question is the insert is sticking out the back of the barrel is this normal. The answer is Yes. I make sure that the insert sticks out the back of the barrel about 0.005-0.010. this is so make sure when you screw the barrel in the insert will not slide around. the reason DW barrels and freak barrels dont stick out is because they have orings to help keep the insert in place. When I bore the barrel their is rarely enough room to put an oring so I have to make sure it sticks out just a little to keep the insert still. Also their is no worry about hurting the insert unless your using a pipe wrench to tighten your barrel. The inserts are actually quite strong in that direction.

Some Freak boring reference drawings.


1. I will be setup to do barrels once a week. I am thinking every Saturday evening so if your barrel get to me on a Monday I'll be boring it on Saturday. So please plan ahead if you need your barrel for an event or something in 2 days you should not be sending it to me.

2. For payment and shipping I will be implementing a no payment no shipment policy. You MUST pay the PP invoice before I will ship out. If you need more time to gather the money for some reason thats fine but I'll be safely holding onto your barrel until you can pay the invoice.

3. Also please note that I will be adding a service charge, if you do not follow the proper procedure.
3a. Did not fill out online form, required information included = +$5
3b. filled out online form, required information not included = +$10
3c. Did not fill out online form, required information not included = +$15

4. If you don't have a printer a LEGIBLE hand written note is acceptable and you will not be charged the service fee.

Below is a list of barrel types that I know I can do I will update the list as I do more.
UPDATE: Odds are I can do it even if its not on this list feel free to pm me if you have any questions.

See website for most current list



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