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Whether you are a beginning machinist or a seasoned veteran, there is always something new to learn. This website features a collection of machining oriented videos that range from basic machining practices used on the lathe and mill, to advanced techniques for those looking to further their skills. There is even a tutorial section where you can watch and follow along as projects are built from start to finish from furnished and available drawings. Don’t feel like learning? And don’t forget to visit the links page for one of the most extensive collection of machining oriented links on the web. There is a lot to see here so dig in and explore, you just might learn something new!

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By popular demand, there is a new diagram in the reference section on grinding tool bits for fly cutting. There is also an article outlining the safe operation of the drill press, which in my opinion is the most dangerous machine in the shop.

The project tutorial on building a micrometer carriage stop for the Atlas lathe is complete! This carriage stop is a revised version of the one I designed and built for my dad’s Atlas and it was a fun and very useful project. It can and has been modified for use on lathes other than the Atlas by modifying the body and clamp to suit different shaped ways. The tutorial consists of sixteen videos showing the start to finish machining of every part plus a demonstration on how to use the finished project. The videos can be viewed and the drawings downloaded under Intermediate Project Tutorials.

 

Instructional Videos

A collection of basic instructional videos covering safety, the use of measuring tools, operation of the lathe and milling machine and the grinding and sharpening of tool bits and drills.Learn More

Project Tutorials

A series of video tutorials centered around useful projects that you learn by building. The degree of difficulty ranges from basic projects selected for the beginner to more advanced projects for the experienced machinist.Learn More