Posting in the new users section seems to be disabled, so here I am.
The name’s Wizard X (Andy, if you wanna get IRL about it). I’ve toured the premises once but didn’t have the time to get involved then. I’ve got an associates in, and love for, repairing and (to a lesser degree) designing/building electronics, particularly audio stuff. But right now my passion is in woodworking, which brings me to the tec query.
I’ve been looking to buy a dowel plate (essentially a piece of hard steel with a bunch of different holes, so you can whack a bit of wood through one and end up with a perfectly sized custom dowel) and they’re all absurdly pricey for a bit of metal with some holes in it. So I got to wondering if I could just make my own.
I’m wondering if ATXHS has the necessary equipment to drill variously sized holes in a plate of A2 steel, and also if the tooling protocol is a bring-your-own-bit situation. I have experience with both manual and CNC metal mills and lathes, for what it’s worth. I assume I’d need to become a member and probably do a little training on y’alls specific machinery, but if I could knock out 20 or so of these things I could save a bit of skrilla, have a bunch of gifts for hand woodworkers, and get myself a membership to the coolest club in town.
What say y’all? Feasible?