I picked up a small sheet of (presumably) 1050 aluminum from the local Home Depot. After researching how to cut this stuff I was met with some resistance as the stuff they sell in the big box hardware stores is apparently not very worthy of milling.
This stuff is thin (0.65 mm) but I’m wondering if I should even attempt it? I have 3-flute end mills from Accupro. I would be cutting for insets for an engraving project that I’m doing (engraving was done on wood and this metal fills in what was removed).
I picked up some True Tap HD Cutting Fluid from CRC but have yet to use any of it and this would also be my first aluminum job.
Can anyone advise if I should just not bother and see if I can find some thin 6061 sheet metal? I hate to let what I bought go to waste but it isn’t worth it if it isn’t going to mill well or if I end up ruining the cutter.