Thanks very much, I took this as a learning experience. It was fun and I learned a lot.
Originally Posted by MotorradMike
Brilliant job MJ.
You hid this little tidbit quite well and I'm sure most of us missed the fact that you had access to all that equipment.
Question about the pocket milling if you don't mind.
Why didn't you simply bore the hole in preparation for tapping?
I didn't have a reamer that large! I had a couple of endmills lying around so I chose to pocket mill instead. The machine I was using had the canned cycle there so it was very easy to use.