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10 Tips from Machinist to Toolmaker

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

10 Tips To Go From Machinist to Toolmaker – Practical Goals for the New Year

With the New Year many people think of goals, resolutions and where they want to be a year from now. Which parts or surfaces of parts need to be surface-ground or just milled? Do you need something to be extremely square, perpendicular, or parallel or flat surface-grind? Are you going to have to grind or jig-grind?

3. Understand your machines. What tolerances can you get out of your machines? Do you need to interpolate, ream or bore a hole of a particular size on that machine?

4. Work on projects, not just individual parts.

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