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Re: Primary Supports - Ball Cutter Question
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t-at-yahoo-dot-com>
> I bought a ball cutter from McMaster Carr, in hopes of
> being able to machine my primary supports. I'll be
> using my radial arm saw to do this. I was hoping to be
> able to cut slightly lower than the middle of the ball
> into the supports, so I could snap my tubing into
> place. The problem is that the ball cutter I bought
> apparently can't cut more than half way into my
> supports. This means that I'd have to make two passes,
> in order to get the depth I need, which would result
> in a slot, rather than a partial circle. In other
> words, I won't be able to snap my tubing into place.
> Now on to my question...
> Do ball cutters exist that would allow me to cut
> deeper than halfway down in a single pass? If so,
> where can I get one? (A cheap one.)
There are certainly cylinderical cutters with one hemispherical end.