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    Hello again Eric - you've hit the nail on the...

    Hello again Eric - you've hit the nail on the head by pointing out that in the example I posted the ball end cutter would almost never be "normal" to the face of the part. That's exactly right and...
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    I really enjoy doing the final, detailed sanding...

    I really enjoy doing the final, detailed sanding too, Coryatjohn, and I can't imagine how much time it would take to do large curved surfaces completely smooth without sanding. I actually wrote "I...
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    Hi Eric - Stepover as you say is important in the...

    Hi Eric - Stepover as you say is important in the type of curved surfaces I'm interested in beginning to do bigger than I have so far done, and I'm talking about using ball end cutters that are...
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    Thank Eric for your feedback too. As I mention in...

    Thank Eric for your feedback too. As I mention in my reply above, I've got good CAm simulation software.

    But I'm going to look into it a bit more - there may be restrictions on the direction of...
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    Thanks too for your reply coryatjohn. There will,...

    Thanks too for your reply coryatjohn. There will, as you say, be the complication of hitting the work with the shank - but I'm thinking of maybe e.g. 15 degrees and will have the possibility to...
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    Thanks for the reply pro70z28. I'm convinced ball...

    Thanks for the reply pro70z28. I'm convinced ball end cutters don't really cut at the very end of the tip - the cutting edges shrink to nothing and moreover that point doesn't even 'move' as such, it...
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    Anyone installed a spindle at an angle?

    Many CAM programs that offer 5-axis milling strategies can make ball end milling toolpaths that hold the ball end cutter at an angle to the surface, i.e. not perpendicular.<br><br>This is because the...
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