I have discovered that I like machining aluminum and brass almost as much as
I like machining wood. It is surprising how easy it is no machine aluminum
using standward woodworking tools like a band saw, scroll saw, drill press
I have a few rather strange router bits that I inherited from my father.
These are small 1/4 inch single flute bits designed to cut aluminum. They
are not carbide tipped but possibly pure carbide. The company that made them
is "The Tarpley Company". I can find nothing about the company and it's
The question is can I use any carbide tipped router bit to route aluminum or
is that a really bad idea?