How many CNC karma points did I lose

在y doing this ?

I confess. The 8mm circular pocket I milled in a piece I was working on was a hair too shallow, I had already taken it off the wasteboard, so I grabbed the 8mm square endmill and did this. It worked fine but it felt like the Gods of CNC were rolling their giant eyes the whole time :woozy_face:

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Im sorry, well have to take the nameplate from your Shapeoko to make up for this grave and unforgivable sin.

Also I really need to find some solution for similar problems. Im in a situation now where I need to mill a bunch of holes to be slightly wider than they were before.

Is there such a thing as a threaded dowel pin?

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I could quote @Vince.Fab in your defence;

"Anything is a drill if you push it hard enough "

:wink:

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the way you solve the center finding issue for drilling bigger is one of these:

https://smile.amazon.com/Neiko-10193A-Titanium-Drill-3-Piece/dp/B001OEPYWK

(there are many variations on the thing I linked, all over the price/quality spectrum, this was just first amazon found)

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:this should have been designed correctly the first time尖our lucky Im not in charge at carbide you would be fired sir:rofl:I have to do this all the time. Your just lucky you can easily find metric drill bits.

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@Moded1952 - surely you dont mean this treatment for @Julien安ith the breaking of the end mills too?

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No shame in saving time as long as you got the results you were looking for. In wood you can get away with using a square end mill in a hand drill fairly easy. Aluminum with a big mill however might be a challenge and require a drill press.

When it comes to aluminum projects with several precise holes I would rather spot drill on the cnc and finish on the drill press rather than watch my machine helix forever while I sit watching hoping nothing goes south.

Whats that old saying? Something like 宇he measure of a good craftsman is how well he fixes his mistakes.

I must be REALLY, REALLY good. HaHa :stuck_out_tongue:

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Maybe itll convince @RichCournoyer that its ok when someone calls it a bit.
:wink:

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well the endmill went into the portable manual CNC unit :wink:

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I prefer ROUND End MIlls (endmills) with Flat Bottoms好ot to be confused with Fat Bottom Girls再nd itll never happen Neil好ever.

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Wow, that takes me back!

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Karma points are like Attaboys; when you lose them you lose them all!

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