Easy centering 4 jaw chuck

This video shows how to center a workpiece in a 4-jaw chuck with a method that uses two chuck keys. It also shows a good way to mount to your dial indicator.

Milling Tricks of the Trade (Edge & Surface Finding)

This video shows you how to quickly and easily find the top or edge of a work piece using a piece of cigarette paper. It’s an old trick that’s still used.

Squaring Stock on a Mill

This video will quickly show you how to square up a piece of stock with a mill.

Crash Course in Milling: Chapter 1 - Basic Machine Anatomy

This short video describes and demonstrates the basic parts of a manual milling machine and a CNC vertical milling center.

Crash Course in Milling: Chapter 2 - Basic Operation

This video demonstrates the components and controls of a conventional manually-operated mill with a Bridgeport or very similar machine.

Crash Course in Milling: Chapter 3 - CNC Mill Operation

This video demonstrates some of the parts and controls of CNC vertical machining center (VMC). It covers the cartridge spindle, pull studs, drawbar, automatic tool changer, coolant pumps, chip conveyors and the control panel. It talks about automatic mode and MDI (manual data input), electronic hand wheels/manual pulse generators, control pendants and […]

Crash Course in Milling: Chapter 4 - Work Holding

This video is about holding work pieces for milling. It demonstrates and talks about vises and how they can be aligned with a dial test indicator. It also covers parallels, jaw plates, double station vises, sine vises, v-blocks and step clamps.