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    I am looking to carve wood with intricate detail down to a depth of 50mm below the top of the stock.

    I can only find ball nose end mills in small diameters with 50mm overall length. Can anyone point to a source of longer small diameter ball nose cutters or perhaps somewhere that could make some custom tooling for me.

    Thanks
    Chris

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    Lives in Swansea, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 8 Hours Ago Has been a member for 8-9 years. Has a total post count of 44. Received thanks 5 times, giving thanks to others 3 times.
    What sort of diameter are you looking for? Wealden Tools do long core box carving bits - the smallest diameter is 4mm.
    Wealden Tool Company Limited Carving Core Box - Long

  3. Have a look here 75mm long, superb cutters to use, not cheep but very very good.

    Beckwith Decor Products

    Phill

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    Thanks for the links. Could you explain what a 'core box carving bit' is please and how it differs from other bits.

    I won't know how small I need to go until I experiment. 4mm might do it.

    Chris

  5. You don't need core box cutters these are for cutting a half round and are very short, you need the BDP tapered cutters 75 mm long 40 mm cutting length to get down to 50 mm deep,

    BDP001
    B is a 1/16” diameter tapered ballnose with a 1” LOC on a 1/4” shank,3” OAL with 0.0312” radius and 3 degree taper per side Chipload .003 - .005

    Phill

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    Lives in Swansea, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 8 Hours Ago Has been a member for 8-9 years. Has a total post count of 44. Received thanks 5 times, giving thanks to others 3 times.
    Phil is right - of course you wouldn't use the core box cutters on their own. You would use them for shallow finishing passes after you have done the main roughing out with a bigger end mill.
    Nathan

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