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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? Then 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!
I see that traffic has picked up both on my YouTube channel and here, so it looks like people are starting to get back in their shops and are looking for something to do. Ever since I made the project tutorial on the Micrometer Carriage Stop, you guys have shown a lot of interest in the clamp type knurling tool that I used, so I went ahead and designed one and just finished detailing the drawings. It should make a very useful project and will be fairly easy to make since it only has four unique machined parts. It’s been a little painful getting back to this webmaster stuff after being off all summer, but I managed to build the page and get links posted to all of the drawings. The introduction video has been posted and the videos on machining the knurl holders have been shot and are in the process of being uploaded. As soon as YouTube finishes processing them, they will be posted as well.
There is also a new chart in the reference section. It’s a cheat sheet of suggested rpm’s for common alloys based on the cutting speed and diameter of the tool (or work). Check it out.