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What Tools To Use When Modifying A Jig Mold?

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depending on how fine or rough the detail is, small engraving tools for little stuff. For boring out hook eyes to accept different hooks I use a ceramic tile cutter/grinder bit. main thing, err on the side of caution. one bad move messes up the whole mold.

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Like Skeeterman said small engraving tools and a steady hand. I would advise against doing this yourself unless your a machinist and have the correct tools to cut and clamp the molds. I like my molds to be accurate, and no matter how good you are you will never get it cut as good as a machinist who puts it in a vice. Simple holes are fine in a drill press. As Skeeterman mentioned one slip and your mold could be junk.

Bits used should be carbide or cobalt and you can buy small end mills or round mills that will fit in a dremel.

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I wish I still had access to one.

Tom

Tom who makes that and how much is it????????

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Cadman - It's a Smithy MI-329M benchtop milling machine, around $3K. Handy little buggers, they are.

http://www.smithy.co...s/cx329/pricing

Tom

Tom,

Thanks for the info. Boy that would be the best tool to have for sure.

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