Process Rifling Machine

Depth Grove Rifling

Groove Depth Do not try to go too deep anc keep the chisel perpendicular to the cylinder. Cut along both sides of the channel groove approximately 4-5 at a time. See step 9 - Depth Gauge See Figure 34 4. Using a 1 4 chisel, now hollow out the wood between the two cuts. Note, fir wood spits very easily, do not try to go to go too deep at one time. See Figure 35a 5. Work slow, making sure you follow the lines as close as possible. 9. DEPTH GAUGE Continue wood removal for the entire length of the...

Completing The Rifling Process

Rifling Bench

In use, if the rifler doesn't glide along easily, first check for excessive wood requiring removal at the axles, grooves, tailstock guide or headstock areas. 2. Watch for guide tooth working loose. You may need to add a screw and washer to hold it in position. Place the screw and washer on the side of the headstock the guide tooth is working toward. 3. Use plenty of lard. Reuse the lard if it is cooled enough to stay on the cutter bit. Keep the bit cutting smoothly. 4. Don't use too thick of...

Buy Antique Rifling Machine

Wooden Iowa Rifling Bench

In years gone by, I was fortunate to know an obliging fellow who owned a lathe used to turn porch posts. This he allowed me to use to turn my worm blanks on. As I mulled this over in my mind, I came to realize that I needed my own lathe. For a while, all I could see was dollar signs in my head and this was not a good omen. A solution finally popped in my head one morning and has proved to be a winner. I purchased an inexpensive 140 - 170 price tag range lathe made in China. These are offered by...