Hi all, i mate asked if i could make him a cutter ( for wood ) He used to make cart wheels with his Great grand Dad as a lad, he now wants to start again. He saw on the tube a guy who had made a cutter for the end spigot ( if that is what you call it ) the end bit of the spoke that fits into the wheel ( wooden tyre ) before the steel tyre is fitted. It has to cut a 1" spigot so because of the size of the spokes this has to be three inches across, 1" hole down the middle and two X 1" blades one each side of the bore. So i had a lump of round bar 3" across...chopped with the saw and that took 48mins so i should have then had an idea this was going to go slowly. Very carefully chucked it in the 4jaw ( Myford s7 ) and very carefully cleaned up both ends....Re chucked and revolving centre fitted i started to cut slowly ....What is the steel! i was told it was a JCB ram,
i have used them before and they cut nicely after you get through the hard outer case. 4 inserts latter i rang the guy who gave me the steel bar.
Oh! sorry he says i forgot to tell you this bar was from a lift shaft, it was the pin the lift cable drum runs on
Once i got 8mm into it it cuts very well...