With the old Craftsman drill press possibly squared I’ve moved on to checking for runout on the chuck. And to that end I’ve created a 3D printed runout gauge holder for round dial indicator.Continue reading Measuring Runout on a Drill Press (3D Printed Tool)
Branded the Mingxi MX-180V mini metal lathe this model is available in a few different configurations from different resellers. And they’ll all have (for the 180V) a digital read-out and 8″ by 12″ work area.Continue reading 180V Mini Metal Lathe First Look
Last week I was attempting use the Craftsman bench press to center drill Titanium bolts with HSS drill bits.
As you can see I was successful at drilling and an utter failure at drilling straight. In hindsight assuming that the table was square enough because it had been bolted and pinned in place was a mistake.
Continue reading Drill Press Squaring (with 3D Printed Tool)
About two years ago I decided that Titanium would make a great material for a throat nozzle. Throat nozzles being the bit between the heatsink and heater on a 3D printer.
Fast forward two years. And now you can purchase them from at least a few sources. It’s good to have my notions verified.Continue reading Drilling Titanium (with HSS Bits)