Today we’ll take the toolpost dial indicator holder we prototyped in a previous video and machine one out of aluminum. When I designed the part, I wasn’t planning on machining it, so I didn’t worry about designing for efficient CAM operations on my mill. That made it a little bit of a challenge to keep the machining time down to something reasonable.
Tools used in this video:
- YG-1 3/8″ Alu-Power end mill (eBay): https://goo.gl/g6Kpp7
- YG-1 1/4″ Alu-Power end mill (eBay): https://goo.gl/GpBkLh
- YG-1 1/4″ Long Alu-Power end mill (eBay): https://goo.gl/9chyjC
- YG-1 1/4″ 120 degree spotting drill (eBay): https://goo.gl/6zqTzb
- YG-1 1/2″ 90 degree spotting drill (eBay): https://goo.gl/CpoZ31
- ER20 TTS Clone Toolholders (eBay): https://goo.gl/99LvRD
- Noga Deburring Set (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2xMfiPz
- General Tools Tap Wrench Set (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2znrcOW
- Shars 0-6″ .0001″ micrometer set (eBay): https://goo.gl/vvgJ9A
- Noga MC1700 Mini-Cool Kit (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2qgemiM
- CRC SL2512 Soluble Oil (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2qhWswk
- A9 Cutting Fluid for aluminum (eBay): https://goo.gl/SPe2DL
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