Hey guys! (How come no gurlz stick around here )
I've had this little Groz tilting table for about a year or more but never had time to fool with it. Was making a new parting tool holder tonight. I needed to mill a 3deg angle for the HSS parting blade in this new holder. The table works slick!
You may notice that I keep forgetting to buy a dovetail cutter so I have to go to great lengths to get things done at times.
Here's the first cuts at 3*
Now I had to get creative and use a 1/8" slot drill to mill a little bottom groove to hold the bottom edge.
Now flip it back up again and mill a retainer slot in the top with a 1/8" keyway cutter (again at 3*)
Cut a slot in it just under the top retainer...with the block in the bandsaw.
Now drill and tap for socket head clamping bolts and we have yet another parting tool
This actually cuts very well. I monkeyed with a chip breaker a bit and actually got it to work. It cuts almost as good as the carbide insert. Buut...regrinding(all by hand of course) it to dead center and getting the chip breaker the same everytime is a PITA!
Very cheap cutoff tool though. The "Made in India" blades are pretty darn good IMO.
Russ (I now have parting tools that I'll forget I own....soon)