Genmitsu 3018-pro Case

Genmitsu 3018-Pro Case

August 7, 2020 Nigel 0

I needed a Genmitsu 3018-Pro case, something that would allow me to store it safely in my workshop and easily move it to the bench when it’s in use. This is my first adventure into [more…]

Sain Smart CNC Router 3018-Pro

First Venture into CNC

July 20, 2020 Nigel 0

For my first venture into CNC I thought I would buy a Sain Smart Genmitsu Router 3018-Pro. This is the low end of CNC engravers and at the time mid-2020 was around £200. The reason [more…]

Warco HV4 rotary table

Rotary Tables

April 19, 2020 Nigel 0

Very soon after buying a milling machine I can guarantee you will be looking at rotary tables. A rotary table feels like a must have. Use it to machine: arcs flats on bolt heads and [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…]

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

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

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…]

Sieg SX2.7 Milling Machine

February 3, 2018 Nigel 13

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