This is probably the best video I’ve ever seen showing how to center a piece of round stock in a 4-jaw lathe chuck. I am wondering about one thing though. Some of the commenters on YouTube refer to centering the chuck the “normal” way. … Read the rest
It’s not obvious at first but this video is about the Arthur R. Warner Company’s HSS indexable inserts. After seeing it I’ve decided that I would really like to give them a try. I know you can get a better finish with HSS bits but I don’t like having to stop to sharpen them. … Read the rest
I wonder if we’ll be able to buy an affordable hobbyist version of one of these machines in 10 years?
This article describes how you can use Mach 3, the popular CNC controller software, to automatically
- Find the edges of your work piece (and therefore the corners)
- Find the centers of holes and their diameter
- Set your cutting tool at a known height above your work piece or table
This feature is very easy to implement and use and it will cost you almost nothing. … Read the rest