Anyhow, I have a recurring job I do that needs a good finish and cutting fluid helps a lot since it CR 1018 steel. One of the nice thing about a shaper i like is you can sort of leave it to run and do other jobs in the shop, but instead I had to stay right by it to brush cutting fluid on it. Came up the idea of letting the cutting fluid drip onto the workpiece. It's just a old plastic vial I had laying around. I attached one of those red plastic tube you get with spray cans of WD40 or brake cleaner. Used JB Weld to attach the tube and then squeezed the red tube with pliers to get the right drop rate.
The red tube slides down the toolpost and drip the fluid right by the cutting tool. I put a small magnet on the bottom of the vial so that it stay in position. Just lift it off when your done.
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