Thats how i would approach it, how dad taught me
I see you are not too fond of your fingers!
If you have a relatively clean tray, could have a flame pointing above the cut to burn the chips before they land, no build up of combustable material
Aboms way is back to front!
My way is simpler
Hmm. I have a lump of titanium for which I couldn't think of a use. Until the 'chromed' metal rod across the bottom of the roller blind in my bathroom went rusty
I had an odd length of 1/2" 316 Sandvik tube that would do nicely to replace the rod, but that about the finials, those daft shaped things on the tube ends?
Brass wouldn't look right in a bathroom with no other brass, and aluminium would dull at the first hint of moisture. Have no offcuts of 316 or 304 bar.
I know, I thought, titanium. So I tried to hacksaw it and managed to put a notch in it, then I tried drilling it and that went ok.
Then I approached the bandsaw, with its brand new Starrett bi-metal blade... and chickened out
So the Ti has gone back to being a paperweight and the blind still has no finials...
Cuts fine in a bandsaw if you have coolant
You have no idea! :-)
I cut the end off one of them with some titanium swarf a couple years back and I understand exactly what you mean. It was the only footage I had and I did think twice because of the finger thing because it can be dangerous. Still have them all so far though so my luck is holding.
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