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daryl bane
01-13-2009, 10:38 AM
Need to put a radius on a part in the lathe and no radius tool? Got some corner rounding end mills? Throw one in the tool holder, position the cutting edge and you got it. I guess everybody in the world knows this, but I saw it used by young kid at work , and geez,(dopeslap) never too old to learn something.

Paul Alciatore
01-13-2009, 11:47 AM
That's a great idea. I never thought of it. Thanks for sharing.

dockrat
01-13-2009, 12:27 PM
Converesly, if you need a concave radius use a 2 flute ball end mill

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/Dockrat1/IMGP1147Medium.jpg

Liger Zero
01-13-2009, 01:28 PM
I guess everybody in the world knows this, but I saw it used by young kid at work , and geez,(dopeslap) never too old to learn something.

That's funny around here the young kid would be hauled into the office, written up for challenging the established order of things and assigned to shop-labor duty until he quits in disgust. :confused:

...but yeah, I just learned this trick myself recently. Saved me a couple of dollars on a project. This forum is great for learning little tricks like this.

38_Cal
01-13-2009, 01:44 PM
Need to put a radius on a part in the lathe and no radius tool? Got some corner rounding end mills? Throw one in the tool holder, position the cutting edge and you got it. I guess everybody in the world knows this, but I saw it used by young kid at work , and geez,(dopeslap) never too old to learn something.

And you've got at least two cutting surfaces on your tool! Great idea!

David
Montezuma, IA

lane
01-13-2009, 06:19 PM
Need to put a radius on a part in the lathe and no radius tool? Got some corner rounding end mills? Throw one in the tool holder, position the cutting edge and you got it. I guess everybody in the world knows this, but I saw it used by young kid at work , and geez,(dopeslap) never too old to learn something.

No radius tool .What is the corner round ? If not a radius tool I thought every one new that.
WE need to start a thread of shop Tricks.

Oldbrock
01-13-2009, 06:57 PM
No, everybody doesn't know that, thanks for the heads up. Peter