Sunday, July 8, 2018

Wonderfully Useful Video on YouTube

I have been watching a wonderfully informative video from MIT about basic machining.   They are demonstrating using a Bridgeport knee mill (the kind you use a forklift to move), and many aspects of the Bridgeport mill are absent on a Sherline, especially the gravitationally induced warping of space and time.   If I ever won the Powerball, a Bridgeport or similar is on my toy list, mostly because of the space and power requirements.

My Sherline came with collets.  I knew they were used to hold center drills, reamers,  and similar tools, but I could not figure how they were held to the mill or how they held the tools.   Now I understand.

UPDATE: The second part covers workholding.  I wish that I had known about angle blocks several weeks ago.

3 comments:

augustrrr said...

I WROTE TO YOU SEVERAL YEARS AGO ABOUT MILLING MACHINE OPERATIONS AND LATHE
OPERATIONS "(kibbe), THey have DETAILED explanations and drawings to illustrate many operations.

Mauser said...

Are there supposed to be links to the videos in this post? I'm not seeing them.

Clayton Cramer said...

Mauser: Blogging from my phone while bathed in pain is not conducive to finding and copying in URLs. There now.