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09-27-2003, 07:46 PM
I need some advice for a small project. I am new at this. I want to cut a slot in a 1&1/2 in. bar. The slot is 5/8 in. wide and will start at the end of the bar and run 2 in. along the length of the bar, centered. The equipment that I have is a drill press, horiz. band saw, small lathe with a milling head attached. The mill head has a 1/3 hp motor so I can't take a large cut with it, about .020 at a time. Should I drill along the center line to remove as much material as possible and then clean up with the end mill? Thanks.


09-27-2003, 08:15 PM
Ya,thats about it,drill most of it out and slot away.