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  • #1046
    walkonking
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    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.

    #29544
    riffraff
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    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.

    #29610
    knifemaker
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    quote WalkonKing:

    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.

    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]

    #29629
    shadoh
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    Thats a beautiful knife.

    #29676
    knifemaker
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    Thank’s Sir! I think a lot of us here really enjoy our metal working!!!!!!!!Mike

    #29683
    mr-lama
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    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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