Question for Chip or anyone about milling wood

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Moukari
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Question for Chip or anyone about milling wood

Postby Moukari » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:18 pm

I know Chip has done some milling of T-60 bodies in the past. Just wondering if you would recommend using a router bit or an end mill for the best results? I have a hobbyist mill (Grizzly 0704) and have a couple projects in mind. Thanks! :)
- Dave

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walterdc
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Re: Question for Chip or anyone about milling wood

Postby walterdc » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:42 pm

Moukari wrote:I know Chip has done some milling of T-60 bodies in the past. Just wondering if you would recommend using a router bit or an end mill for the best results? I have a hobbyist mill (Grizzly 0704) and have a couple projects in mind. Thanks! :)


I haven't used a mill but it would seem to me that it would be better to use one. The bit is fixed in position and the piece is moved as opposed to a router. The one I hollowed out I used forester bit to hog out material and finished it with a router. Appearance wasn't critical since I was putting a back on and making it a hollow body.

Good luck,
Walter
ITOC# 10-00254 2 custom Peavey t60's, and assorted other guitars, hand built Trinity tweed amp

Moukari
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Re: Question for Chip or anyone about milling wood

Postby Moukari » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:07 am

Thanks, Walter. I was wondering more what type of bit to use in the milling machine. I have some cheap router bits I can sacrifice if they'll work in place of my spendy end mills.
- Dave

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walterdc
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Re: Question for Chip or anyone about milling wood

Postby walterdc » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:38 pm

Moukari wrote:Thanks, Walter. I was wondering more what type of bit to use in the milling machine. I have some cheap router bits I can sacrifice if they'll work in place of my spendy end mills.


Give Chip a call. Im sure he would be happy to help. I misunderstood the post, my apologies. I don't have a milling machine but have been looking into getting one.

Walter
ITOC# 10-00254 2 custom Peavey t60's, and assorted other guitars, hand built Trinity tweed amp


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