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Barrel fluting

killswitch505

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any of y'all doing any barrel fluting? I'm looking at picking up a rotary table what would be best a 6" or 8"? I think 6" would to the job and be easier to move around any input would be great.
 

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This is a 8" vertex , I made the fixture plate from mi6 ? I think, the dowell pin in center is removable and used to center table under spindle, also to center a chuck that bolts to plate.
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Thanks for the response y'all.

Holescreek, looks like you're using a ball end mill? 1/4"?
 

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Very cool holescreek!!! What caliber? And what's up with that chassis pretty interesting.
 

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I really dig the mouser action love the control round feed. I've been contemplating picking up a CZ reproduction and building something cool
 

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You don't need a rotary table or an indexer to flute a barrel. I made up some hex nuts for both ends of the barrel and use them for indexing. Clamp the barrel down directly to the mill table, use a coupla 5/8" dowels pressed snuggly into the T slots for a locating stops, and another positive stop on the end of the barrel.
Don't use a ball endmill....it will walk. Use a horizontal type cutter.
 

killswitch505

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You don't need a rotary table or an indexer to flute a barrel. I made up some hex nuts for both ends of the barrel and use them for indexing. Clamp the barrel down directly to the mill table, use a coupla 5/8" dowels pressed snuggly into the T slots for a locating stops, and another positive stop on the end of the barrel.
Don't use a ball endmill....it will walk. Use a horizontal type cutter.
Pretty interesting I've seen a few YouTube videos with it done similar. I'm wanting to pick up rotary table for other projects. Im definitely leaning towards the saw style cutter
 

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You don't need a rotary table or an indexer to flute a barrel. I made up some hex nuts for both ends of the barrel and use them for indexing. Clamp the barrel down directly to the mill table, use a coupla 5/8" dowels pressed snuggly into the T slots for a locating stops, and another positive stop on the end of the barrel.
Don't use a ball endmill....it will walk. Use a horizontal type cutter.
I agree, use a horizontal cutter to get a glass smooth flute in the barrel. As a bonus the flute will taper at each end, I like the look.
 

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You don't need a rotary table or an indexer to flute a barrel. I made up some hex nuts for both ends of the barrel and use them for indexing. Clamp the barrel down directly to the mill table, use a coupla 5/8" dowels pressed snuggly into the T slots for a locating stops, and another positive stop on the end of the barrel.
Don't use a ball endmill....it will walk. Use a horizontal type cutter.
Do you have any pictures of your setup I would love to see how you did it
 
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