Category Archives: Custom Tools

CNC Lathe making chips and choosing a video editor

I guess I should have chosen a curvy part instead of this boring one… maybe the next time. Now some words about my search for a decent linux video editor. I did my previous video using OpenShot; It was a … Continue reading

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Nut turning fixture

Making a nut from a button-shaped stock isn’t easy. So I’ve made this small fixture for the lathe. For every thread type a different tip-threaded rod should be made; in this case I needed 1/4-28. It’s a world of difference … Continue reading

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Big fly cutter

Here is a very simple but highly useful accessory I made from a 13x13x40 mm block and a broken end mill. And here’s a 76x140mm flated surface. There was some vibration due to the unbalanced rotating mass, something that I … Continue reading

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Cutting Thick Stock

Soon I will need to cut some 1″x3″ aluminum bars. I know the right tools to cut thick aluminum bars and plates are things like this: But of course I can’t have these monsters into my small apartment. Some guys … Continue reading

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Going Horizontal

Today I finished a very simple accesory that turns the standard sherline mill into an horizontal mill, within seconds. It’s designed so it doesn’t get in the way of the table, so it can remain installed. I don’t know why … Continue reading

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