Another metal project, this time lathe tooling from Tom’s Technique (plans and video). I parked my fanny in front of the mill for a week, twisting knobs, pulling levers and spraying hot shrapnel all over the shop (first time using a fly cutter). At least this time I didn’t get a blue chip up my nose (one of those eye watering pains that is hard to describe articulately).
Here I stop and wait for a 20% coupon front Enco to get parts so I can finish and assemble (all parts are made, just need to case harden the steel parts).
I kinda like this shot – the tee shaped part is a three piece weldment but that is only noticeable on the butt end (three seams are showing in the photo).
I had to step up my game as there are three pieces with tolerances of 0.003″ (sheet of paper).