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Stretched root branch depressions along the surface of the root.
[flute, fr. O.Fr. flaute, + -ing, pr.p. suffix]]
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Some barrel makers recommend that if a customer desires fluting that he allow the manufacturer to do it under their controlled conditions so they can perform a final lap after the fluting to help eliminate internal dimensional changes.
It is possible that the folks that performed the fluting rushed the operation and heated things back up, inducing stress.
According to Niku at Jaakko Poyry, "If you look at fluting, you can see that almost all the new recycled fluting and liner machines are being designed for very low basis weights.
Well, it means a barrel that's lighter, stiffer, and one that cools faster than one of conventional, straight fluting.