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Small Dovetail Cutter

richz

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I would like to make a small dovetail cutter to hold an indicator. The large section is around 3/16" the small section is about 1/8". How does one going making something this small?
 

kd4gij

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I would like to make a small dovetail cutter to hold an indicator. The large section is around 3/16" the small section is about 1/8". How does one going making something this small?

:dunno: Are you wanting to make a dove tale clamp to hold an indicator?
 

Rockytime

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What kind of fixture do you want to make? What kind of indicator, DI or DTI? What axis are you trying to measure, X orY or both? There may be suggestions that may assist you.
 

David S

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Dremel has a very small dovetail cutter. I wonder if it could be made to work?

David
 

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I would make it to fit with a triangular jeweler's file. It would be done before the cutter was installed in the mill or the work mounted...
 

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Bob I am with you. I repair old clocks and frequently hand make the part. With piercing saws and fine files, it would be done in no time.

David
 
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