Milling

Milling is machining things using a rotating tool. Typically this is done using a milling machine but with a bit of ingenuity it also be done in the lathe.

Flying cutting blobs

Flying cutting blobs

Earlier in the year, I bought some fly cutters at a model engineering exhibition. The intention was to tidy up some of the castings I’d made last year. The first issue was how to hold an irregular shaped piece whilst

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Stepperhead

Stepperhead

The stepperhead is a sophisticated multi-mode machine made by Alan Jackson. In other words, it’s both a lathe and a milling machine but it can also perform some functions not available on either. The video below shows one of these

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Terry Brown’s Shed – Casting, Maching, Projects and Gingery Shaper

Terry Brown's Shed - Casting, Maching, Projects and Gingery Shaper

Today I stumbled across a goldmine of information. Terry Brown’s shed stuff pages contain a large number of project he’s completed over the last 7 years. There’s a section on foundry work making furnaces and melting aluminium, this is complemented

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Milling in the lathe

Milling in the lathe

As mentioned in previous article about compound tables and cross vices, I’m interesting in milling to get better results than manual filing for my T-nuts. I realised that because of the small side of these nuts it would be possible

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