cutting a dovetail

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Randall Va
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cutting a dovetail

Post by Randall Va » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:36 pm

when cutting a dovetail for a ft.sight do you use a smaller dovetail cutterand sneak up on it or are the cutters made for the sights being cut for?
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mihit
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Re: cutting a dovetail

Post by mihit » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:53 pm

Hog out the middle with a straight cutter, then if you have the full size cutter plow it through (one side will be "climbing", the other conventional)
Or if your cutter is narrower than the overall, you'd do each side, preferably climb mlling for a good finish

Randall Va
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Re: cutting a dovetail

Post by Randall Va » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:54 pm

thanks
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