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Old 07-07-2011, 06:33 PM
TrevorWalsh TrevorWalsh is offline
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Default Re: Brass and Exotics Dovetail Markers

Yes, I cut tails first and it's very forgiving of screwups. For layout the brass is center punched, drilled and countersunk. Then you superglue the block of wood to the brass to hold it in place while drilling the pilots. It's all cleanup from there.

Some manufacturer has piloted countersinks, or drill/countersinks which would be really handy for this. Also getting the optimum feed rate and speed is a huge help... They also make what is called a zero flute countersink which makes no chatter.
Trevor Walsh
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