Cutting a Keyway on a Lathe

by: Andy Kulick


If you have need to cut a keyway, and you don't yet own a milling machine. You may use your lathe with a milling cutter in the chuck or suitable collet, and put the shaft that needs the keyway into the lathe's toolpost.

You can feed the shaft against the rotating cutter. It's a slower operation, but it will get you the keyway you need.
I don't remeber who gave me this idea, but it works.

Andy Kulick - Sayreville,NJ


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Created: 05/07/2003
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