I'm impressed Tony, a question on your radius tool, is it a fixed tool that you set to where you need to trim then run it in with the cross slide or a combination of cross slide and compound slide. And just nibble away the high spots to match your CAD template? CAD = Cardboard Aided Design....
Even with a radius turning jig it would be hard to get the center section, the other side would be in the way for part of it. This is what I did to cut a radius it replaces the compound slide. It would work for most of the male die except the very center and if you move the tool holder to the left it will do concave cuts but I think there would be to much interference to work on your die. I really have a desire to try this, but with the price of already made ones in the states I doubt I will, and I have way to many projects anyway.
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Yes, as stated above, I did not build a radius tool, but if I did the problem with interference would be an issue. The custom made tools and nibbling was the method, but it takes a long time by this method of marking high spots and working the two slides to keep the chatter to a minimum.
What I have welded up will work very nicely and currently in Canada parcel mail is not moving because of a labour dispute between Canada Post and it's Union. Currently there are 400 shipping containers of parcels stalled in the system with no idea when this will be resolved. Canada Post has been telling international postal services to hold parcels coming to Canada. With the Christmas mail rush coming the problem will only get worst each day.
Grimsby Ontario Canada