I thought that I would post this one to show how the Long Mill could be used with more traditional wood working to create final pieces.
I’ve done these bowls pre: LongMill and never really enjoyed cutting out the rings on my scroll saw. Keeping them round-ish was never my strength. With the Mill, that is no longer an issue.
Before the Mill comes into play, the various woods need to be milled, and then glued into boards. The boards are re-sawn into thinner boards – then planed down to final thickness – in this case ¼”.
Then, I used the Mill to cut out the rings using a 1/16” down cut end mill. Even though the Mill is not involved a lot, it sure saves a lot of time, plus the resulting rings are perfect.
After the rings are cut out and glued, this becomes a turning project.