Helical Feed Jig for Machining Rifling Buttons
In this video, the Idahoan demonstrates a jig that he made for his milling machine to facilitate cutting helical flutes in cylindrical workpieces, such as rifling buttons and reamers. (Pardon the play on words, yes I know it’s technically a ‘morse taper’ not a ‘morris taper’)
Here is a follow-up video about finishing the barrel I rifled in the above video.
Idaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of self-reliance. As host of TheIdahoanShow on YouTube, I endeavor to produce videos capturing this enduring pioneer spirit, at least as it is practiced by this Idahoan. Of course, shooting and associated ancillary activities are an important part of Idahoan culture, and so many of my videos pertain in some way to the making or testing of firearms and/or ammunition. Here on the Reloaders’ Network, I have endeavored to consolidate this portion of my work as a reference for the reloading community.