How to indicate the vise on a milling machine

“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. […]

Sharpening Twist Drills by Hand - Part 1 of 2

This is the first of two videos that will teach you how to hand sharpen a drill bit using a bench or pedestal grinder. Part one introduces Barry Young, a machining instructor at Bates Technical College in Tacooma, WA. He demonstrates how a drill gage is used and shows examples of some […]

Sharpening Twist Drills by Hand - Part 2 of 2

This is the second of two well-made videos that will teach you how to hand sharpen a drill bit on a grinder. The first one talked about it and in this one instructor Barry Young demonstrates how it’s done.

Machining a Part

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.

Homemade Tapping Machine

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.

Basic Metal Working

This 8-minute video uses a simple project to demonstrate basic metal working skills and tools. It probably tries to teach too much in too short a time but we think it’s still a good video. You’ll learn how to accurately layout and drill holes, the proper way to use hacksaws and files, […]

Centerpunch + Drill Press = Tap Guide

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 […]

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