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    Milling Work Stop

    The work stop was inspired by Tom Lipton of Oxtools. I made two of these for about $70.00, one for my son and myself for Christmas. This style of work stop is great, the best I have ever used.
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    Last edited by Catfish; 01-07-2014 at 11:15 PM.

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    Great work! An attractive and useful piece. What material was used?

    Ken
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    I used 6061 alu, Stainless -Pins, top stud, position rod, 1018 steel for 'T' nuts, Steel socket head cap screws.

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    Thanks! I thought it looked like 6061, but didn't want to make assumptions... :-)

    I'll get it added to the database shortly.

    Ken

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    Thanks Catfish! I've added your Milling Work Stop to our Machining category, as well as to your builder page: Catfish's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Nice stop.

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    Look like a very versatile design. Very well made, as usual.

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    Hello,

    I'm a Milling Newbie - what do you do with this thing ? Why is it a useful tool ? Does it define a repeatable reference point in 3d space that you line things up against to make 20 identical widgets ?

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    Steamingbill, Yes to all. Also if you need to remove your one off widget you can then replace it in the same location.
    Thanks, Randy

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    Randy,
    Beautiful to look at and very useful. I like your technique for milling the curved surfaces by hand rotating the part between the two stops. I have several projects than can use this method. What depth of cut did you use for each rotation around the threaded rod until you arrived at the final depth?
    Regards, Paul

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