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  1. #1
    Does anyone think this will be able to cut aluminium? That's between 2 to 4 mm thick??

    http://openbuilds.com/builds/ooznest...-machine.2084/

  2. #2
    Yes I would think so just but taking light shallow cuts....

    Last edited by Lee Roberts; 18-11-2016 at 12:01 PM.
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  3. #3
    do you think if i added some extra reinforcement it may work a bit better
    ??

  4. #4
    Nothing cuts aluminium nicely, but given the right aluminium alloy the right tool bit and the patience of a saint you could succeed, but, you might wonder if more orthodox linear bearings could have saved your hair

  5. #5
    Hi, What is the rating of your spindle" I have a 500 Watt example on order and I am hoping to use it for aluminium...

  6. #6
    The cut in that video would have sounded better and smoked less if the "builder" (I use the term lightly) had
    Used air to clear chips
    Added a regular squirt of WD40 or similar
    Used a decent spindle clamp

    As daft as it sounds, adding mass to the spindle mount wouldn't hurt, as a general rule of thumb you can never have too much mass or rigidity in a machining system, especially in areas subject to vibration.
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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