1911 Pistol Smith
Getting an milling machine soon, and need some of the most common bits used for slide customizing. Could use some advice please. I am getting a 1911 slide jig from Brownells and have some steel stock I can round over to mimic the top of a slide. The only example for a french border being cut online is done with a slitting or slotting saw. But, when I look it up on Brownells it doesn't have a favorable review. Had a regular machinist tell me that a regular small end mill should work with the slide laid on it's side, but I thought that would be pretty hard to indicate and set up compared to coming at the slide from the side.. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Suggestions for ball cuts, carry cuts etc... what tools do you guy use? I will only be doing this as a hobby for myself and a friend that is splitting the expense of the machinery and such... Thank you. I know I will get some great quality advice and direction in here.