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tony kelly
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May 22nd, 2020 at 8:50am
 
i have made a layer tea light candle holder and one layer is 1.5mm alumium, can i turn this with my carbide tools?
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Re: aluminium
Reply #1 - May 22nd, 2020 at 9:23am
 
Yes
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Reply #2 - May 22nd, 2020 at 9:34am
 
Any HSS tools will cut it and that thin I believe even high carbon tools will as well.  At least we did in the machine shop until we got some HSS then carbide.
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Re: aluminium
Reply #3 - May 22nd, 2020 at 9:50am
 
Cutting is one thing, sanding may (or may not) be a bigger problem.
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Re: aluminium
Reply #4 - May 22nd, 2020 at 10:19am
 
Yes
I've put some, less thick than you're trying, in a few pieces without issue.
Frankly, I've had some tropicals that seemed to be harder to cut than aluminum.
I cut this with good ole HSS
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Reply #5 - May 23rd, 2020 at 5:53pm
 
Ed, what cement do you use on something like that?. Thanks in advance, Geo.
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