The dovetails will be the defining moment, I've never done them b4. I'll give anything a go though.
Thanks for the tip Dave,
It's $45AU for the steel to make 5. Not a big ask to make a few more at the same time.
On another note. The 20mm dovetail cutter I purchased was spec'd to cut a 10mm depth of cut, but when it arrived the DoC is only 7.8mm
What do you guys think about two passes to get 10mm DoC? The shank is probably recessed enough to allow that although getting a smooth finish might be a problem.
Is it wiser to reduce the dovetail depth or do the 10mm and have a vertical flat at the top of the dovetail recess (talking about the tool post body here like below).
The clearance on the tool holder might be an issue but I have a plan. ( Just smile and wave boys, just smile and wave
Here's the idea
The first dovetail is cut as close and deep as possible with the limited depth of cut. The second dovetail has been cleaned up by running a small end mill in on an angle.
We'll see how it goes.