rear wheel treads machined

Rear Wheel Treads

January 14, 2020 Nigel 0

The rear wheel treads on these 97mm diameter wheels are just 0.75mm thick and so after some consideration were designed as a machined feature rather than a riveted tread. The rim itself is just 2.75mm [more…]

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…]

Centering and Aligning

December 24, 2018 Nigel 0

I thought I would write an article around Centering and Aligning workpieces on the milling machine. These tappet covers were rather damaged after a number of years of use and what looks like some rough [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

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…]

Milling Cutters

August 12, 2018 Nigel 0

As per the title, milling cutters are used in milling machines as the working end of material removal. There are a number of different types of cutter depending on material and the type of application. [more…]

Reduce any Overhangs

July 1, 2018 Nigel 0

Reduce any Overhangs is all about increasing the stiffness of the workpiece, the machine and the tool. An overhang equals flexibility. One key parameter with regards to any tools is to reduce the overhang and [more…]

3MT Direct Collets

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the 3MT Direct Collets. 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 [more…]

4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table

February 11, 2018 Nigel 1

4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table or perhaps more accurately: “Mounting a 4-jaw Chuck to a Rotary Table in the Simplest Way”. The simplest way is the part for me. I’ve had a small 80mm 4-jaw [more…]