December 16, 2007 at 6:24 pm #1046walkonkingParticipant
I don’t know who has a mini mill here but I thought I would post these additions in case someone was interested.
The mini mill has plastic gears and can break at the worst times. I added a belt drive modification which allows a larger range speed as well never having to deal with a broken gear again. This is a great addition and is money well spent. http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2560&category=
The DRO system was a large purchase and almost cost as much as the mill itself…lol. It really aids in precision to what is being made and make the mill a very accurate machine. http://stores.ebay.com/SMW-Precision-LLC_Home-Shop-DRO-Kits_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZ1QQfsubZ3QQftidZ2QQtZkm
These guys are great to deal with and very helpful.
While this machine has it limitations it will enable a homeshop machinist to make things they can not otherwise.December 16, 2007 at 8:05 pm #29544riffraffParticipant
Aw man that is making me jealous. All you guys with lathes and mills at home, I wish I had that.
Everybody is doing such awesome things with them too.
I have to beg the machinist at work for time and help, LOL.December 17, 2007 at 7:41 am #29610knifemakerParticipantquote WalkonKing:
I’m liking the Mod! Those plastic gears blow big time. I’ve known quite a few Knife Makers that have night mares with them. Mine is belt drive, and have never had a moments trouble with it. Would love to have a lathe. Next purchace is probably going to be a “DRO”. It would make life a lot easier around here. My work has to be very tight in the fit and finish. Mike[ I use th mill mostly for the fitting on the Exotic Fighters I build. [/img]December 17, 2007 at 4:51 pm #29629shadohParticipant
Thats a beautiful knife.December 18, 2007 at 5:20 am #29676knifemakerParticipant
Thank’s Sir! I think a lot of us here really enjoy our metal working!!!!!!!!MikeDecember 18, 2007 at 7:25 am #29683mr-lamaParticipant
Holy crap that knife is gorgeous. 😯
Is it double bladed? I’ve always adored that kind of fighting knife. I own a cold steel OSS from back when they made them in their carbon v steel. I have held and played with a lot of knives, but there is nothing I like more than that very style.
Amazing work man.
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