Here are my notes on where to buy materials in Tucson, Arizona.
I own a Harbor Freight "mill/drill" that serves me quite well.
I also own an Atlas (Craftsman) lathe that I am in the middle of restoring.
I heartily recommend the You Tube videos by "tubalcain".
Here is a collection of links to online resources.
Here is a recommended (but occasionally debated) method of lathe alignment: Rollies Dads method of lathe alignment
Here is a tutorial on your first time cutting threads.
Here are some instructions on drill sharpening
Here is some information on cutting speeds and feed rates.
Here is a fraction to decimal equivalents chart I generated.
Here is a chart of drill sizes.
Here is some information on end mills.
Here are some online places to buy machining supplies:
Some recommended books:
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