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    I needed an adjustable platform for my Spindex for barrel fluting and the like.So I built this, this morn.




    I finally got the ambition to make a Indicator holder for the Lathe.


    Any tools I can make I don't have to buy,Not to mention the enjoyment factor.

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    The tame Wolf !

    [This message has been edited by IOWOLF (edited 03-15-2006).]

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    Handy stuff. Don't forget that you can also just stick a rod in the indicator holder and use it as a hard stop for the carriage. Real handy when boring.
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    • #3
      I am always amazed at the things you guys can accomplish in a morning. Shoot something that was half that quality would probably take me three days and about three times as much material!!

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      • #4
        It's utilitarian, not Purdy.
        Make it work, then make it easy on the eyes if you need to.
        I have not, nor will prol'y ever be as good as Evan at both at once.
        I have alot of Ideas for shop tools,But only so much scrap metal.

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        The tame Wolf !

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        • #5
          wolfie what is purdie?Alistair
          Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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          • #6
            See, its cought on Misspelling, Pretty.

            Or are you being Difficult, Alistair?
            I thought we settled our differences.

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            The tame Wolf !

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            • #7
              Cool! Can you post some pic's of some barrels that you have fluted. I tried fluting an old 338 mag, 416 stainless barrel once just to see if I could do it. It came out Okay. It would have looked better had I bead blasted it afterwards. I was never able to see if it made a difference in accuracy since the barrel was wore out anyway. I ended up chopping up the tip and making a muzzle brake for my AR-10(T Ultra).
              Have you noticed an increase or decrease in accuracy after you have fluted it? I understand the fluting process can relieve stresses in the barrel and change it's zero. Do you stress relive the barrel after fluting by freezing it?
              Just curious.
              Duke Reno / Yankee Metallic Metalcraft

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              • #8
                UMMMm,to be honest the one I done didnt come out so well either, thats one reason why I made the Helper.
                Fluteing as I understand it helps cool the barrel.
                And makes it PURDY. LOL

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                The tame Wolf !

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                • #9
                  The theory is that a fluted barrel is stiffer than an unfluted barrel, FOR A GIVEN WEIGHT, because of the heavier contour. The problem with it is, the flutes get dinged up pretty easy.

                  Hey IOWOLF, if you want a neat trick, when your done fluting, take a piece of masking tape over the flute, and then using a #11 xacto, cut out the fluted section. It's now perfectly masked to paint the flutes, looks great on SS barrels.

                  HTRN

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                  This Old Shed
                  EGO partum , proinde EGO sum

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                  • #10
                    Cool, Im thinking Powdercoat on the Ugly stick.

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                    The tame Wolf !

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                    • #11
                      HTRN is right on about fluting.

                      The only thing I’ve found fluting good for is getting a longer barrel with the weight of a shorter one.

                      Another question about fluting is what does it do to internal dimensions and stresses if cut after the barrel is profiled and rifled?

                      Fluting does look neat.

                      James


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                      • #12
                        Word.
                        Gene

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                        • #13
                          Heck fire, that's mighty fine tools! You should see some of the jigs and holders I cobble up. They ain't picture taking quality, I can tell ya. All it has to do is work.

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