How stable a wood is Black Walnut? And how good is for machining?
I want to mill some little sticks of walnut to metric dimensions. I need them as step blocks to set the digital scales on my router table. The table is actually a machine called a WoodRat. And because some of my router bits are metric, I need metric step blocks on a flip stop to set the center of a cut.
I can't find metrics anywhere, although on eBay I could pay about $160 for a set of steel step blocks. Also called stop gages. My walnut stock is probably at least 5 years old. Can't tell if it is plain sawn or quarter sawn. The 4" blank I have was cut to make a rifle stock.
The little 3" sticks in 3,4,5,6,10mm must hold their dimensions throughout the year.