david f wrote:Very interested to see you turning down stainless steel motor shafts. Not for the faint hearted!
Indeed, David. For that stuff common tool-steel cutters are not up to the task. However, this Carbide tipped tool; bathing the work in oil; along with thoughtful machine set-up, got the job done with no chatter or dragging.
A tightened four-jaw chuck, and all gibs grabbing their respective rails with a death-grip helped.
Any idiot can turn machine-brass. Stainless, on the other hand, will test you!