Some temporary bolts inserted until I get around to making the permanent brass fixtures. And the quoin and bed finished. And the wheel halves joined with brass pins.
The barrel is 300mm-12″ long. It has straight sections, a taper section and several curved sections. Plus several types of bands called astrogals. It would be ideally suited to turning on a CNC lathe, but is much too long for my Boxford. So I am asking around, to locate a larger CNC lathe for hire/loan. If all else fails I will use my manual lathe, but I expect that the finish would be better on a CNC.
I will drill the bore first, and after considering the options, will use the Jerry Howell recommended method, which is to use a D-bit.