Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Fly Cutter

  1. #1
    rossbotics rossbotics's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    652
    Thanks
    870
    Thanked 1,255 Times in 356 Posts

    rossbotics's Tools

    Fly Cutter

    Made this little fly cutter with an integrated R-8 shank, It's made from 1.500" round 4140 steel, pre-heat treated to a 27-32 RC. It doesn't have an adjustable cutting diameter, It's a fixed 1.500" diameter which is plenty enough for me, I have adjustable ones but they make such a large cutting diameter, It holds a 1/4" high speed steel cutter or carbide, This fly cutter will save on end mills too.

    When I drew this up in cad I drew it up as 1.250" round, But when I went to my steel rack all I had was 1.500" round, I wasn't about to turn it down so I left it at 1.500", But I didn't change the cad drawing, never the less it wouldn't make any difference if it was 2.000" or what ever, the measurements would not change.

    Below are some photos
    As always thanks for looking and happy machining

    Doug

    Click here to purchase a set of these plans R-8 Shank Fly Cutter


    Fly Cutter-100_0803.jpg

    Fly Cutter-100_0802.jpg

    Fly Cutter-100_0801.jpg

    Fly Cutter-100_0800.jpg

    Fly Cutter-100_0799.jpg

    Attachment 3985

    Click here to purchase a set of these plans R-8 Shank Fly Cutter
    Last edited by rossbotics; 09-10-2016 at 02:04 PM.
    Comments are always welcome
    Doug

    Subscribe to my you tube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDD..._as=subscriber



    Tool Plans for Sale by rossbotics






  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to rossbotics For This Useful Post:

    high-side (12-31-2018), jjr2001 (09-02-2016), kbalch (07-20-2015), Paul Jones (07-20-2015), PJs (07-21-2015), Tule (12-29-2018)

  3. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 505 Times in 372 Posts
    Thanks Doug! I've added your Flycutter to our Fly Cutters category, as well as to your builder page: rossbotics' Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


  4. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    good morning doug. i have purchased drawing. please share cutter geometry.
    thanks.
    david

  5. #4
    rossbotics rossbotics's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    652
    Thanks
    870
    Thanked 1,255 Times in 356 Posts

    rossbotics's Tools
    Hi sniffipn and thank you for your purchase, you can use 1/4" square HSS tool bits and sharpen it like your going to use it on a lathe for a right hand cut, or you can use AR-4 carbide tipped tool bits.

    Thanks Again
    Doug
    Comments are always welcome
    Doug

    Subscribe to my you tube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDD..._as=subscriber



    Tool Plans for Sale by rossbotics






  6. #5
    jjr2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    753
    Thanks
    1,005
    Thanked 1,379 Times in 463 Posts

    jjr2001's Tools

    My copy of rossbotics fly cutter

    Great plans Doug,

    I used an existing R8 collet to setup my lathe and followed your plans.
    My steel was 1 3/8" in diameter instead of 1 1/2" so this one is a bit smaller.
    I might make another using a 1 3/4 diameter steel and call it a set.

    Cheers, JR
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Fly Cutter-img_2232.jpg   Fly Cutter-img_2233.jpg  

  7. #6
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,101
    Thanks
    392
    Thanked 764 Times in 699 Posts


    Thanks jjr2001! We've added your Fly Cutter to our Fly Cutters category,
    as well as to your builder page: jjr2001's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •