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Positive vs negative rake: surface finish

I’m happy with both finishes but the finish left by the negative rake fly cutter is fabulous, almost mirror like, the positive rake fly cutter left a more matte finish. I think the lines are visible because the insert has … Continue reading

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Fly cutter 2.5 video

I’m enjoying this tool! Makes short work of squaring up stock.

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Completed: Baby bullet welding vise

Yea! A finished project – The baby bullet welding vise. I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, it works well and everything lines up and functions as it is supposed to. The only thing I don’t particularly like is … Continue reading

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Vise glue up

This is what you get slather some metal with flux and heat it up over 1000°F for a while. Ugly. If you do a good job and don’t burn the flux (the black stuff in the middle of the green), … Continue reading

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It’s a boring job but doesn’t have to be

A job for an annular cutter, hole saw or boring bar (or some combo thereof). But I want to play with a DRO feature: cutting an arc (or, CNC the very slow way). The job: miter a block for welding to … Continue reading

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Baby needs new shoes

(Paolo Nutini) One of those jobs you really don’t want to do but, like a frozen pipe or overflowing toilet, it’s best that it gets done sooner than later. In this case, installing leveling feet on the mill. I knew … Continue reading

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2 bolts, 4 hours

And no, I’m not quitting my day job. So, I got this new mill and I got a really nice Yuasa 4″ mill vise off ebay, stuck the vise on the mill and … crap, my hold down studs are … Continue reading

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