“Figbash3” has a quick and unusual method for indicating a vise in one pass. He starts with its left side slightly angled towards him. Then while moving the table he taps the right side of the vise until the pointer on his indicator stops moving. You’ll understand if you watch the video. […]
This well-made video shows a part being machined on a Sieg C4 lathe and Sieg Super X3 mill. It uses time-lapse photography to show all the steps without being boring.
This video shows how to make a simple and inexpensive hand tapper. It will hold taps straight and perpendicular to the hole which will help prevent them from breaking.
A tap guide is almost an essential tool. The are used in drill presses, lathes and mills to make certain taps get started straight. You can buy one for about $10 or machine one. Or you can follow the directions in this video and almost instantly make one from a Harbor Freight […]