Knurling Tool

A clamp tool for the lathe to form knurls

Non-circular holes

Non-circular holes

Over the weekend, I tried to drill the half crescent shaped holes in the arms of my knurling tool. The original idea had to be to have an 8mm hole but when I held it up against the metal it

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Knurling tool slots

Knurling tool slots

I’ve finally finished machining the slots in the end of the knurling tool arms. It’s been a slow process as each pass of the milling cutter only took of 0.5mm and I had to machine both sides of the slots

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Knurling tool – Slot cutting

Knurling tool - Slot cutting

The next step that was taken on the knurling tool arms was to tidy up the slots in the ends. This was done with a 5mm end mill mounted in the lathe chuck. Ideally this would be mounted in a

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Knurling Tool Work in Progress

Knurling Tool Work in Progress

Some pics of the knurling tool in various stages of being built. The next steps are to saw the other two slots and then machine or file the slots square. I think that I should be able to mill the

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Countersinking

Countersinking

For the knurling tool I’m making I decided to attach a couple of the parts together with some countersunk screws. This raised the question of how do I ensure I’ve drilled it the right size? Conveniently in the UK the

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