Turning Milling Video

Best Practices - Lathe Turning

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.

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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