|The blood started dripping off my thumb when the latex glove was removed.|
Back to the making of the 1/2 centre. The 60-degree point was completed this session, after struggling to make the arbor.
|While parting off the workpiece, the HSS parting blade snapped. It was cutting after a while and snapped when I tried pushing it further.|
|The broken blade.|
|Swapping in the Proxxon part off tool.|
|It does the job without a struggle.|
|After facing the end flat, I centre drill and drill about 12mm deep for the 5/16 BSF.|
|Tapping the hole to hold the 1/2 centre.|
|This was when I cut myself. Notice how close the tool was to the tapping handle? My hand slipped and my thumb went on to the cutting edge of the tool.|
|There was still wobble when I mounted the 1/2 centre to the arbor. I push on this time, facing and turning it|
|The 60-degree point was completed. Notice that the centre is now tightly screwed onto the arbor as if they're one piece of steel.|
|After running a smooth file on the face and sanding it down with fine grit sandpaper.|
|I fastened it down to the mill vise to prepare to drill the tommy screw hole.|
Have a blessed night.