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Forum topic by telrite posted 02-25-2018 04:03 PM 317 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2018 04:03 PM

I got this Idea from someone else on the net. I modified his idea. He had the cutter mounted on the side which meant you had to take off the drill attachment. I mounted mine on top so it can stay mounted when using the drill. which meant I had build a new banjo. Mine was too tall when the cutter was mounted on top. It works great. It will cut rings a bit over 1`` deep.
I am trying to come up with an idea on how to move it incrementally. It seems to be better to move the head stock as it is touchy to get the cutter square to the ring . If anyone has any ideas please share

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#1 posted 02-25-2018 04:32 PM

Interesting contraption. I wonder if it would work even better if the angle was adjustable too.

I saw an idea a while back where someone made parting tools by cutting up an old saw blade with carbide teeth. They basically cut a strip so that one of the teeth was at an appropriate angle and put a handle on it. This idea my work for you machine as well.

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#2 posted 02-25-2018 11:49 PM

I have that tool. It’s really handy at times.

The easiest thing I can think of is to use the depth stop. There is (or was) a 1/4” carriage bolt screwed into either end, with a nut to lock it in place. I would get a longer piece of 1/4” x 20 threaded rod and put a handle on 1 end. You would be setting it to a shallow cut, and back out the rod to cut deeper a little at a time.

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