I scratched a barrel *video*

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 308 nate, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Finally got the jigs built for fluting barrels on my new CNC mill and everything is working really awesome. Played around with speeds and feeds on some scrap barrels and then went to work on this one..hope you enjoy the video.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSH10BxR6Ws]diamond barrel flute - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Nathan, I enjoyed how you scratch them! :)
    Great video, thanks for sharing it.
     

  3. zupatun

    zupatun Well-Known Member

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    Cool video...but here's an ignorant question:

    My brain thinks that if I left in triangular webbing something would be lightweight and strong. By making the flutes the way shown, wouldn't it weaken the barrel accordingly? Seems like I would want to remove the diamond areas and leave a raised, connected web? That way, I would think you would get lightere weight and the benefit of a triangular/diamond shaped trusses of stainless. Seems like the mirror image would be accordingly weaker?

    Does this make any sense, or are there other considerations that make it a non-issue?

    Matt
     
  4. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    I guess you got some of your other equipment up and running now! Build your own jigs, code, tig weld etc etc. I would hate to see what you could accomplish if you applied yourself. All kidding aside Great work Nate.


    Brent
     
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  5. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Very cool.
     
  6. djtjr

    djtjr Well-Known Member

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    nice nate very cool
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  7. CentreHit

    CentreHit Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work indeed.