Machining

The harder you work, the luckier you get!

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:


Have any comments? Questions? Drop me a line!

Tom's home page / tom@mmto.org