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More on the fluting press

I have added a pressure gauge on the hydraulic system. This will allow two methods to determine if the chambers are being fluted correctly.

Working on the chamber fluting press

When we last attempted to flute the chamber of the VG1-5 we had some movement in the press itself causing the fluting tool to snap.

We have made a number of changes to the fluting press to correct some of its short comings.

Here is a video of those changes.

Now on to the […]

Update on the fluting press

With the last of the fittings here I was able to hook up the hydraulics to the fluting press.

I have a short video of it operating.

The next step is to finish attaching the dro. then to fluting barrels

Happy Thanksgiving from Gun Lab

Here at gun Lab a terrific day was had. My wife cooked an outstanding meal using her new and almost completed kitchen. There was ham,turkey,stuffing,potatoes,and all the necessary fixings to go with them. Friends and family were her to enjoy the meal.

As for myself The day off was perfect. I was able to get […]

Fluting press update

I was really hoping to have a video of it working with this post. That being said we are actually very close. All the hydraulic fitting and control circuits are completed. The digital read out in almost completed. Here is a quick video of our progress.

Here is a close up of the mounting […]

Fluting press

In the last post you saw how we are coming along with the hydraulic forging press. Most of the work is now complete on it and I am trying to finish up the fluting press. Axel mad a lock nut for the tool holder.

I have an DRO from the router machine that I took […]

Working on the hot forging press

Part of this last weekend was spent working on the hydraulic forging press and the fluting machine for the VG1-5. I started by threading all or at least most of the 3/4 high pressure hydraulic piping necessary. This is a video for the project.

With the hard piping completed all the old hoses were […]

Time in the Fab shop

I was able to clean up part of the fab shop today. I am hoping to get the gas forge up and running shortly. Just a couple of pictures of the forge area.

The new vent installed and the gas forges in place. The forging press needs to be moved about 4 feet to the […]

Fluting machine up date

More work has been completed on the fluting machine.The tool holder and guide pin have been machined and installed.

A close up of the tool holder with the broaching tool installed.

The 3 jaw chuck has been machined for the barrel to fit into.

Next on the list is finish the hydraulics and […]

Fluting Press

More progress has been made on the fluting press. We have most of the mechanical components made. I will be starting the hydraulics and digital read out soon.

A couple of views of the fluting machine mounted.

Close up of the tool holder. Still a little work to be done to this

The adjustable […]