Retired sheetmetal fabricator David Denker from Minnesota got into machining in 2003 when he bought a mini-lathe. He also decided to build a mini milling machine from spare parts and custom made components. Since then he’s been thinking up improvements
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
The bezel I started a few days back was finished off on Monday night and delivered to a happy recipient. The surface was given a very light skim to remove the paint and the ends were rounded off freehand with
Looking for gifts for machinists, sheddies, engineers and general bodgers. Here’s a few examples One of my favourites is this model of a man working at a lathe made in stainless steel and the sterling engines are always popular.
The latest mini project is the making of a doughnut shaped ring in 3mm sheet aluminium. The inner diameter is 54mm and the outer diameter is 70mm. The outer edge needs to be rounded off. The part is to act
I stumbled across this example of how you can drill radial holes without the need for a rotary table, as far as I can tell it’s just a case of mathematics and good measurements although machining it on a mill
Rex said… “Do you think you could make one of these? http://www.omax.com/ Or maybe install one in the workshed?” Rex had found that they were using these for cutting components at the Steam Punk Workshop for their latest metal sculpture
My next project is a “Flea Circus Chariot”, this is a basic two wheeled chariot similar to those used on Roman Chariot races. The plan is to make this from brass sheet with the wheels machined from brass rod. The