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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.)
 > thanks
 > Adam

	There are certainly cylinderical cutters with one hemispherical end.