Yet another
Edge Finding Trick
© Frank Ford 2006; Photos by FF

Here's another quick trick I find myself using fairly often.  If I want to locate the edge of a piece of work without removing my milling cutter, I'll lower the quill to the work piece, and crank the table over until it touches the cutting edges of the bit.  I then let go of the quill handle, and the end mill stays pinned against the edge:


Then, ever so slowly, I crank the table until the quill retracts:

There, I am, right at the edge.  Well, pretty darn close. . .

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