How To Square Up Stock On A Mill

 

This is the best video I’ve ever seen on squaring up a piece of stock on a mill.  You’ll also see how a pro deburrs edges and see how quickly and smoothly he can turn the hand wheels (I don’t think he’s using a power feed).  He also says you should start with a piece of stock that’s been cut  so you’ll only need to make one rough cut and one finish cut on the mill. … Read the rest

Grinding Lathe Tools on a Belt Sander – Part 2

Using tip geometry

Here is a table that presents the table angles we need to set when we grind standard lathe tools.  Note that the headings at the top of each column eliminate the word “angle” after each heading but otherwise matches the diagram above.  The front relief (angle) in the table is the same as the end relief angle in the diagram above. … Read the rest

How to build a flat work surface

I needed a large and very flat work surface to build my CNC router table on.   I didn’t have a big enough workbench and I didn’t want to take the time or spend the  money to build one.  And concrete floors aren’t as flat as you might think, especially mine.  So I used a 3/4-inch thick piece of MDF, some 3/8-inch tee nuts and bolts to build a temporary flat work surface on my basement floor. … Read the rest