Milling Machine Z-Axis Accuracy

February 28, 2019 Nigel 0

Someone asked me how accurate my Sieg SX2.7 milling machine was in Z-axis. There problem was the head moving when you lock the travel. My method for measuring this was to lightly clamp an engineers [more…]

YS Tools ER25 Collets and Chucks

December 31, 2018 Nigel 0

A set of ER25 metric collets along with 3MT and parallel shank chucks. The parts as they arrived. 25 collets, 2 chucks and 2 C-Spanners not shown here. All of the parts came in sealed [more…]

Milling Machine Stiffness

December 9, 2018 Nigel 0

So, here I am in the workshop with a dial gauge in the spindle and weights on the top of the milling machine, trying to measure the Milling Machine Stiffness. The head was locked in [more…]

Aligning a Rotary Table

October 14, 2018 Nigel 2

Aligning a rotary table or more importantly aligning a part on the rotary table can be tricky and this is just a simple rough and ready approach to aligning a part. What I’m actually trying [more…]

3MT Direct Collets

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

When I first purchased the Amadeal XJ12-300 milling machine I decided that what I need was some direct collets. The head on this mill is 3MT and the drawbar that comes with it is 12mm [more…]

Sieg SX2.7 Milling Machine

February 3, 2018 Nigel 11

Finally got tired of the Amadeal XJ12-300 milling machine and upgraded to a Sieg SX2.7 I had to split the machine into 2 parts to move it from the drive to the workshop. Even so [more…]

Clamping Kit

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

With any milling machine a set of clamps is a must first buy. My clamping set is screwed to the wall behind the milling machine. Keeps the workbench clear and easy to access. This is [more…]

plan view of the belt drive

Mini Mill Belt Drive

June 18, 2017 Nigel 10

This is all about making a mini mill belt drive for the gear driven mini milling machine. A great upgrade that will result in a quieter and smoother milling machine. These mini milling machines (eg [more…]