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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