First Resolute MkIII blade blank!

Hot off the VMC!

This is one of the prototype Resolute MKIII blades made with the new toolpaths. Came out beautifully and is within 0.0005" of the ideal size!

The new toolpaths include machining of the window breaker which you can see down at the bottom, very pleased with how that came out!

I need to get some special tools made to help deal with chatter when machining near the tip. Because the steel is flexible there I have to machine pretty conservatively which annoys me immensely. If I can get some 'downcut' bits made in the right size then I should be able to machine it much more aggressively!
Learning a ton doing this and having lots of fun!

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Photo by Aaron Gough on June 20, 2015.
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