This is a project that won’t spend much time gathering dust because it will get used all the time. Stack blocks are used as spacers to block up parts and strap clamps on the mill table, without the hassle of step blocks that are constantly tipping over or coming apart. This is a beginners level project that includes the following machining processes:

  • Sawing

  • Squaring stock to size

  • Milling corner radii

  • Drilling and reaming

  • Countersinking

  • Facing

  • Turning to a diameter

  • Turning to a shoulder

  • Milling an angled surface

I recommend that the following videos be watched and mastered before starting this project:





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