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Re: Primary Supports - Ball Cutter Question

Original poster: "Richard Modistach" <hambone-at-dodo-dot-com.au> 

why dont you just leave more material on than you need,
drill a row of holes and cut the exess away slightly off
centre of the holes to create a 'clip' type hole, much easier than
buggerising  around with milling cutters ect.
i,ve got a milling machine but i like the kiss method the best.


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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 11:00 PM
Subject: Primary Supports - Ball Cutter Question

 > 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