Category Archives: Sherline

Boring stuff

Currently I’m doing some modifications to my Sherline lathes in order to add a cover, very similar to the one on my cnc mill. This will result in a really big changes in the lathe look. I don’t feel comfortable … Continue reading

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Aluminum Sheet Cutting

My actual cutting parameters for aluminum sheet: Material: 1100 aluminum (I’ve cut 1mm and 2.5mm sheets) Feed: 600mm-min or 24IPM (I’ve used 800mm-min, but now I’m being conservative) End-mill: 4-flute 1.5mm carbide. I’ve used 2-flute and 3-flute; the more flutes, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Paper

I’ve been building a leadscrew cover for the Sherline’s I’m going to sell. I think this is a must on any cnc machine. I like the classical accordion-like cover, originally designed by ixen-cnc.com. So far, the main obstacle has been … Continue reading

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My first cnc part

I should say the hardest step in making this part was to press the start button (I’m a chicken). This 1mm sheet was held to a mdf plate using Carnauba; that seems to work nicely. Badly I made a mistake … Continue reading

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Preparing the first cnc cut

Up to this point I’ve worked in the lathe and the mill without worrying too much about speed and rpm calculation, trusting in my own experience and “feeling”, as a lot of hobbyists, I guess. Tooling wearing wasn’t ever an … Continue reading

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