Making an electric vehicle for my son. I was going to make the front wheel spindles with a grade 8 bolt welded to a 1 inch tube. Now a few questions.
- Is the grade 8 bolt weldable?
- Will I be able to notch the bolt ( solid ) with a bimetallic hole saw or should I pull out the grinder and do it the hard way. I just bought a mini-mill but it probably could not handle the 1 inch curved notch. I imagine standard HSS cutters would struggle with it.
- I just bought the Harbor Freight mini mill ( thanks for all your input - if and when I build a separate workshop I will get a bigger one and keep this one in my basement) and was wondering how to go about squaring the head with the table. I just put up a square til it looked square and tightened. Seems this may be to simple and innacurate for a milling machine. Is this how you do it or is there more to it?