Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mill and Lathe

Here is the Mill and Lathe that I have been using. Each machine has it's intended use. In a Lathe the part turns, and the cutter does not. In a Mill the cutter turns and the part is secured in the vise. Not much to say here, but, wow, I could not do 10% of what I want without these two machines. The lathe is great for making the nylon bearings used in any moving part I make. The mill is great for making the square aluminun pads for mounting my motors. Of course, if you do buy one of these machines, that is only like half the cost. The other half of the cost is all of the tooling you will have to buy to make it do what you want.

It's been fascinating to learn how to use these machines properly. : )

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