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I've been talking about an indicator rod for awhile now. Finally put it work. Picked up a 3/16 drill blank and reamer. Had some 1/2 brass on hand. Being that all barrels are slightly different I thought if I turned down 1" length of brass per barrel diameter, drill, ream and part two 1/2" long bushings. Green loctite one and the end and let the other one float. Turned out pretty good I think

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Next up I wanted to make something to use the mill to get my GS fit done a little faster and hopefully better. I took a 4x4x1 thick of T6 aluminum, fly cut two edges the fly cut the top and bottom. Came 1" down and in from a corner and drilled and reamed for a piece of 5/32 drill rod. I then came in a milled a little pocket .030 deep for my end mill to sit. I know there are other fixtures available and this design is wishy washy but I wanted to try something on the cheap. We'll see how it goes. I also plan on clamping the GS, find center and cleaning up the radius with my 1/2 end mill before starting on frame. I'll keep this thread posted on my findings

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:56 pm 
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I had planned on doing the same thing as you with a chunk of Al plate for GS ... be interested to see how it works for you.

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Finally got to try my new rod. Worked pretty good I feel. Faced the barrel back so I had .020 proud. Shot in with a boring bar I made at 30 degrees. Cleaned the rest up with elbow grease

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:21 pm 
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Looking good..
Thanks for posting.. As soon as I get caught up, I try to get back at it..

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38 super flush and crown. I am VERY happy with this one

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Only took me 45min to dial in the spider. Lol!

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Shop got a little update. A very very good friend of mine had this. He doesn't do much heavy work anymore on it so we swapped mill for mill. Did some playing today. Was able to make some .060 passes with a 3/8 carbide 4 flute with no issues. It's about 650 lbs heavier than the other one.

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