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.
180V Mini Metal Lathe First Look
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.
Drill Press Squaring (with 3D Printed Tool)
I was attempting use a Craftsman bench press to center drill Titanium bolts with HSS drill bits. It didn’t go well so I’ve made a tool to square the table.
Drilling Titanium (with HSS Bits)
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.