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Machining Operations and Manufacturing Recipes

Cutting Tools & Surface Finish on the Lathe: Tips & Techniques.

Cutting Tools & Surface Finish on the Mill: Tips & Techniques.

Design & Manufacturing Tips: Tips & Techniques.

Drilling, Boring, and Reaming on the Lathe: Tips & Techniques.

Measuring and Layout: Tips & Techniques.

Metrology: The Science of Measurement: Different tools for different tolerances.

Mill Tips & Techniques: Tips & Techniques.

Parting & Cutoff on the Lathe: Tips & Techniques.

Rotary Table Accessories and Tips: Some things you'll need if you have a rotab and a few tips on using them.

Thoughts on HSS Toolgrinding: Notes on how to grind various kinds of HSS tool.

 

 

Other Articles

High Resolution 3D Printers

Laser Metrology: You can use lasers in the home shop to achieve astounding accuracies.

Learning to Love Asian Machine Tools: Do I buy a new Asian or old American Iron?

Machine Restoration Tips: Tips & Techniques.

Materials, Finishes, and Treatments: Properties of different metals and how to finish them for best appearance.

Epoxy Granite Gantry Mill Design Sketch: A little different approach to building a large and rigid machine in a small shop.

Rhino Pen: A roundup of Rhino 3D CAD drawings I've done so you can see the potential of 3D CAD programs.

Ye Olde Iron Little Shop of Horrors: Notes on problems others have had with used machinery.

Stirling Model Engines

Stirling Solar Power Generation

 

 

 

Idea Notebooks

These are collections of photos to help inspire ideas for my own projects.

CNC Control Panels: What should be on your control panel?

Coolant Collars: A handy way to dispense flood coolant that clamps to your spindle.

Mill Fixture Plate: Makes modular fixturing and setups a snap.

Souping up a Drill Press: Something to be productive on while your CNC mill is chugging away on its own.

Press Brake Attachments for your Press. Better than a brake, not as good as a real Press Brake.

Belt Sanders: I built a disc sander, now I need a belt sander. Handy machines!

Electronics Boxes: How to build a neatly wired enclosure for your CNC electronics.

Enclosure Gallery: Looking for ideas for your electronics enclosure?

High Speed Spindle Add-On: Attach a high speed spindle to your existing spindle.

Home Shop Hall of Fame: Amazing man caves!

Lathe Tooling Organizers: Keep those QCTP holders in order.

Machine Aesthetics: Just some good looking stuff.

Machine Enclosures: Keeps chips and coolant inside and machinists outside!

Parts Gallery: CNC Parts Made in Home Shops.

Epoxy Granite Gantry Mill Design Sketch: A little different approach to building a large and rigid machine in a small shop.

Rhino Pen: A roundup of Rhino 3D CAD drawings I've done so you can see the potential of 3D CAD programs.

Stirling Model Engines

Stirling Solar Power Generation

 

 

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