The bands are now rounded using left and right form cutting tools. It is interesting how this big chunk of steel had no chatter when cutting the band curved edges.
The cylindrical section at the muzzle is now riding in the steady rest. I have drilled about 5" of 27/64" pilot hole for the bore. The pilot hole takes longer to drill than the full bore since one has to stop every 1/8" and extract the chips. And now that I am beyond the reach of the tail stock, it will take even longer, since I have to pull the tailstock out after each cut to clear the chips.
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Last edited by GGaskill; 06-09-2019 at 01:10 AM.