Wednesday, April 22, 2015

the right tools

Tried out the milling rig for the first time today.  Tested a block of wood first then a chunk of scrap graphite.  Worked like a charm.  78,86,56,0,C

12 comments:

Sam Finn said...

Looking good. (Just out of curiosity I'm wondering why the "holder-downers" aren't adjusted alike?)

John Wells said...

...because I was being sloppy - it was just a test.

Sam Finn said...

I understand ... been there - done that.

Steve said...

You might consider rotating your workpiece 45 degrees to improve your clamping surface area. I've never milled graphite before, but if it were steel or aluminum you might have a problem with slippage if you took a more aggressive pass. Looking really good, though! Love the low-buck set-up you have going there.

John Wells said...

I could probably use a rubber band to hold it down...graphite mills like butter.

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Larry G said...

I am especially impressed as to how someone made that bit.... given it's shape and it's ability to cut hard materials..

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