Does anyone happen to know a router bit that I can use to mill a flat edge on my 500 mm diameter round plate which is 27 mm thick?
I can’t find a corresponding cutter for the router… below I have tried to draw the whole thing… hope it is understandable.
Thank you very much for your answer.
I have already milled a round plate with a diameter of 500 mm. So a vertical workholding wouldn’t work. And unfortunately I do not have a large moulder for an universal cutter.
But how would you do this with a ball nose cutter in v-carve pro? Because i do still have the center of my plate and may be this with a ball nose could work?
There are lots of cutters with varying dimensions available such as Recessed grip milling cutter - sautershop.
If you created a circle external profile cut tool path with the Z fixed at the mid point of the cutter inline with the mid point of the project
The project would need to be mounted on spacers so the bottom of the cutter didn’t foul the spoil board.
You would then just need to create several tool paths each with a smaller diameter until the desired profile is achieved.
I hope I was allowed to draw my circle on your drawing!
But I would do it with the 8 mm radius cutter (ball nose) as shown above in the video. Especially because the 8 mm radius cutter costs only half the price of the convex router bit and a radius cutter is versatile and can be used on many, many other projects!
Hey Aiph5u, thank you very much and yes, you are of corse allowed to draw in my picture. So I also see easier what you mean.
I think I have to investigate some time to see how I would need to set it up (if possible) on V-Carve Pro with a Ball Nose. As you correctly mentioned, the router bit is much less expensive an I can use it for other projects as well.
I have now taken a form toolpath in V-Carve Pro with a ball nose bit and milling away half of each side. At least in the V-Carve Pro program it seems to work.
I will test it soon (as soon as I am able to get into my basement). Thank you all for your great support!
the suggestion of 0.4 or 0.3 mm stepover came from an example where the surface is for a rounding from horizontal to vertical. On your workpiece, you already start with a much more near to vertical surface, so stepover could be reduced even more, to about 0.1 mm or even less, to avoid visible steps.