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    it occurs to me that easy and effective would be to buy a cheap er40 MT collet chuck.

    Cut the MT tang off, bore it through...buy a oversize ER collet(~1 3/16") or just a standard er collet if you don't ever work on larger OD barrels.

    Snap collet in er nut and screw it on the chuck, leave it there for a dedicated set up.

    Cut rings whatever plastic to slip over barrel with the OD to the nominal size of collet..clamp down er nut and run the BODY of the er chuck in a standard steady.

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    UHMW sleeve on barrel, 3/16" +/- wall. Run rest on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilveradoHauler View Post
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    Unfortunately all will not understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilveradoHauler View Post
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    Is that a pillow block with a spider in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonCeret Gunsmit View Post
    "Cat head"....is that just another name for what we call a "Spider" 'round here or is it a completely different critter?
    Cathead is a tube with a spider at each end.

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    Is that a pillow block with a spider in it?


    Pillow block housing with bearing removed. Then bored out for installation of a ball bearing unit on each side. Machined spindle inside the bearings. Works like a 4 jaw chuck.

    Made it many years for barrel work, I have posted details here on PM in the past. Note the copper wrap around the barrel. Does not marr bluing.



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