Last night found a nice piece of 7075 aluminum, and decided that I would make my castle nut.
Figured it was just as easy to thread the ID on a longer piece, as it would just one, and then I could make several.
By bed time, and had OD, ID, and threads cut.
Today sliced the length into 4, A5 length pieces, as I run A5 buffers & tubes on all my ARs. Front sides are finished, and now I have to flip them over, and finish the back sides, before putting them in the mill, and drilling the spanner wrench holes. This is the original style as used on the XM177, and I have my only one on my 16" AR10.
Here are my unfinished ones so far:
Hopefully the machine work will be done by bed time, and the weather holds, will be coated tomorrow.
(KalGuard Gun Kote doesn't like being applied in cold, moist air)