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    Boring/ grooving bar

    I needed to make a wide groove in the bore of another tool I am making so that I can use that tool to finish another tool that actually I made over 3 years ago.
    the only thing was while I have several small boring bars I didn't have a bar that I could use for making a groove inside of a bore.
    So I started off with milling a slot in a piece of 1" 1018 round bar then off center drilled it for a place to weld in a nut. I should have drilled it before I made the slot but it didn't matter that much.
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    Here is a video of the bar in action I am making a .500" wide grove inside of the bore of a part I am making for a tool I hope to complete tomorrow
    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=yGjtjq-dpNg
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    I LOVE THIS POST! It hi-lights what many of us run into we have to make something to make something to make a tool to make something that isn't a tool.

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    Frank s,

    Nice work. I would like to see your wide grooving tool in action but currently the YouTube link does not work. Please post again.

    Paul Jones

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