Introduction to standard metal lathe operations. An introduction to basic metal turning concepts is provided, along with basic instructions on lathe operation.
Lathe Turning - Workholding & Set Up
Review of guidelines for installing a variety of work piece types and sizes on a metal lathe. This video covers turning between centers and proper mounting of a work piece in a lathe chuck. Proper use of lathe follow rests and steady rests is included.
Lathe Turning - Cutting Tool Selection
This video explains the selection and use of single point cutting tools on the lathe. Choosing the right cutting tool for a given operation is an important step when setting up a lathe. Selecting tool types and cutting speeds is also reviewed.
Lathe Turning & Facing Operations
This video demonstrates proper procedures and operator work process management for lathe turning and facing operations on a metal turning lathe. Reviews the various lathe turning operations that are typically used in a small shop setting.
Best Practices - Bench Top Milling & Drilling
Reviews the concepts of milling and drilling on a metal cutting mill/drill machine. Common practices in milling and drilling operations are presented. Tutorial on selecting best milling and drilling operations for a given task are provided.
Milling & Drilling - Cutting Tool Selection
This video explains the selection and use of end mills and drill bits is covered. Choosing the right cutting tool for a given operation is an important step when setting up for a milling or drilling project. The foundation concept of selecting the best rotating cutting tool and cutting speed for a given project is also reviewed.
Milling & Drilling - Workholding & Set-Up
There are a wide variety of workholding tools that can be used to hold a work piece for milling or drilling operations. This video reviews the different concepts and practices in workholding for mill/drill operations. This video also offers some suggestions on workholding accessories to help you get started.
Basic Milling & Drilling Operations
This video starts by showing you machine controls used for milling and drilling operations on a small mill/drill machine. In this case, the Smithy Granite. The video also covers basic concepts and practices for effective metal milling and drilling on a bench top mill/drill machine.
Proper Machine Tool Maintenance
Proper maintenance of every machine tool is the key factor in that machine's ability to machine accurately and efficiently. Lubrication and maintenance are a big factor in assuring long life for every bench top lathe or mill/drill machine.
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