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Form follows function - delta_november

Dec. 4th, 2010

12:22 pm - Form follows function

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I've slowly been migrating my machine shop over to indexable carbide tools.  Keeping high-speed steel around seems silly, since I don't have the time or inclination to grind my own edges.

My new parting tool arrived yesterday.  I intend to use this mainly when making jewelery, to cut a finished ring from its parent bar.  And so I'm amused that the tool itself looks like a ring with a tension-set stone.  Or, I suppose, a scepter for driving out the demons of stupidity.

The next project, when I get a minute, is to make something for leftofcool that actually fits...  I'm wondering if I'm brave enough to attempt a machined tension setting.