Machining Videos

Basic Lathe Turning Operations

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 1 Part 1
This video is an introduction to standard metal lathe operations.

Turning - Workholding & Set Up

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 1 Part 2
This video reviews the guideline for installing work on a
metal lathe and covers turning between centers, lathe chucks, lathe follow rests and steady rests.

Turning - Cutting Tool Selection

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 1 Part 3
This video explains the selection and use of single point cutting tools on the lathe.

Lathe Turning & Facing Operations

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 1 Part 4
This video shows you the procedures and controls for lathe turning and facing operations on the Smithy Granite.

Basic Milling & Drilling Operations

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 2, Part 1
This video is an introduction to milling and drilling on a Smithy 3 in 1 machine tool.

Milling & Drilling - Cutting Tool Selection

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 2, Part 2
This video is a review of the most common cutting tools used on a vertical milling machine and drill press.

Milling & Drilling - Workholding

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 2, Part 3
A wide variety of workholding tools can be used on the Smithy’s milling table. This video shows you the tools we recommend to get started.

Milling & Drilling Operations

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 2, Part 4
This video shows you the machine controls used for milling and drilling operations on the Smithy Granite.

Machine Tool Maintenance

Machine Tool Basics Vol. 3
This video reviews the guidelines for maintaining machine tools.


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