Getting Ready

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    • Getting Ready

      The milling cutters arrived today. One is called a slot mill. It has only two flutes and quite an aggressive helix to presumably remove swarf quickly.

      While waiting I have been working on a countershaft for the machine. It will be floor mounted behind the shaper. It's ready to solder up, so a lot will be happening in the next twenty-four hours.

      I must say I'm rather nervous about cutting those T-Slots - all nine of them. I can't go back to the well and ask for another casting if things go south.

      But let's be positive... happy 2