Turning Archive 2008

Subject:
3/16" ball end mill as tip for hollowing rig

Craig Daymon
>I'm still thinking about those ball end mills that Dave Hout uses when making boxes. I checked Enco and noticed that they have them down to 1/8" in size. A 3/16" size is a perfect fit for the Jordan hollowing tools (and I think several others) and I'm thinking it might (still have to try) offer some advantages over the standard tip, possibly a smoother finish.

Opinions? (Please don't tell me about the Hunter tip, I already know about that.)

-Craig

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