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    Looking for opinions on floating reamer holders

    You may think you want a floating reamer holder…. But you don’t! Once you go Rigid of the carriage there is no going back! This is one I designed and built from scratch. I call it the Omni-Adjustable l Rigid Reamer holder. X,Y and angular adjustable. No Chatter, no dragging reamers on the...
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    Barrel Threading

    I machine in place adapters upping the taking the threads from .5 to .625 with a bigger shoulder diameter to support the can. God Bless, Dustin
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    You’re bringing up a great point. I looked into the Milltronics today they were 93k for a tool room knee mill. Hass is far cheaper and 10 times the machine. Looks like I need to add on to the shop for a real milling center. I was hoping to get buy with just a cnc type knee mill with a cnc...
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    I got a quote from them today. 93 k for a tool room cnc knee mill with a 4th axis. Their nuts. Thanks for the lead. God Bless Dusrin
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    And probably still Using a sloppy tailstock to hold The reamer…
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    In my opinion it is mainly for looks… Some weight savings but not much God Bless, Dustin
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    It sounds like you got it all figured out. Maybe I’m just doing it wrong? God Bless, Dustin
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    My thoughts on sag is. We have to draw the line somewhere… The precision ground pilot, seems to line up in the bore perfectly. I don’t see any movement on the indicator when it goes in and out during the chambering when I am on the reamer with an indicator. I get zero run out from the front and...
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    Thanks for the photos of the Hobber that is quite the machine. I’m leaning towards CNC I already have a Acra 10x50 knee mill with manual a rotary on it. If I just wanted to do a straight flute profile on it. I am sorry, I should have stated I knew centroid was a control. I would love a haas...
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    Thanks for the photos of the Hobber that is quite the machine. I’m leaning towards CNC I already have a Acra 10x50 knee mill with manual a rotary on it. If I just wanted to do a straight flute profile on it. I am sorry, I should have stated I knew centroid was a control. I would love a haas...
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    Wow, thanks for all the info. You guys a correct I am not a fan of fluted barrels but I’m a even a less of a fan of talking customers out of spending money. So forgive my incompetence. I am going to google it but what is a hobber? Numbers wise I am sending out more barrels then I ever thought...
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    Barrels up to 28 inches. Yeah it seems like I need to spend a lot. God Bless, Dustin
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    Need CNC milling machine advice for odd barrel fluting

    My rifle rebarrel/prefit barrel businesses is starting to take off. This summer I bought a little Haas tl1 that has been a game changer for our shop. I keep getting request to do barrel fluting. This has started me down the rabbit hole of researching different solutions to flute rifle barrels...
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    Like new 1740 Acra lathe with 3 1/8 spindle bore

    She has sold. Thanks for the help!
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    Like new 1740 Acra lathe with 3 1/8 spindle bore

    I can help load it. If needed. God bless, Dustin
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    Like new 1740 Acra lathe with 3 1/8 spindle bore

    I appreciate that it was a long day and I thought I put it in there. God Bless, Dustin
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    Like new 1740 Acra lathe with 3 1/8 spindle bore

    I bought this lathe lathe 2022 and have only used it for gunsmithing projects. The 3 1/8 spindle bore is a game changer for gunsmithing. You can thread barrels without removing barrel from the action. It has plenty of room for the recoil lug in the spindle bore. It’s been in a climate controlled...
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