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    Making a Rolling block rifle on my lathe.

    Hi guys, I`ve had this large round lump of 1045 steel and keep stubbing my toes on the dam thing, I`ve been chewing at it like a beaver on and off. As I have the plans for a roller I thought bugger , its going to be the flaming roller action bit, the problem is it`s round and I need too make it square. Have to machine off heaps to get it the shape I want so I can start making the action, well I've plenty of time and gives me something to do. The start.
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Size:  596.4 KB, It will be square one day.
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    There is no dignity in haste !
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    You obviously need a metal shaper for that job

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    Supercool project. Do you have blueprint plans for this?
    Decent lathe you have. Looks like you need a mate with a milling machine

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    I know want I need but will have wait till I win lotto, and need a bigger shed, in the mean time I`m making heaps of swarf and yes have 14 sheets of plans for this Remington rolling block rifle with grove improvements. That means lever breech opening, set triggers, pistol grip, I sold a guy a 45-70 barrel who had made the action and he said do you want the plans, I thought rolled up printed plans so yer , sent me a P D F file with all the plans. So had them all printed out now have something to do. , as well as making barrels, it`s all go.

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    I have a solid as Shaper up here that would be a good match for that chunk of solid...
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    @homebrew.357 good work! I know where you're coming from. I've been turning some 130mm dia EN19T into a De Haas falling block action with my lathe and a small milling attachment.
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    Do you put an attachment on the toolbed and the cutter in the chuck for millinh
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    I put 2x tapped holes on my compound slide, and attach my milling slide to this via an angle block. I have an ER40 collet chuck that I use to hold various end mills. Always takes ages to set up!

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    Obviously beyond my grasp but very interesting
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    The other way is if you have the swing is either grab the ends of the round in the jaws, or attach to faceplate (bolt, weld, whatever)and flat it as a facing operation.
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    Yes, presuming you don't need to flat the whole round you could part off a piece and flat it as mimms descibed
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    Obviously beyond my grasp but very interesting
    Me too...obviously these guys don't have 4" grinders
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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew.357 View Post
    I know want I need but will have wait till I win lotto, and need a bigger shed, in the mean time I`m making heaps of swarf and yes have 14 sheets of plans for this Remington rolling block rifle with grove improvements. That means lever breech opening, set triggers, pistol grip, I sold a guy a 45-70 barrel who had made the action and he said do you want the plans, I thought rolled up printed plans so yer , sent me a P D F file with all the plans. So had them all printed out now have something to do. , as well as making barrels, it`s all go.
    Gidday - are you going to do the Gove lever - I've never seen one in the flesh, any chance you could post up a drawing of the finished result??

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    I can see that you have already cut two flats out of that round piece . You are halfway there !;-)

 

 

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