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A new desktop mill

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago
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Knee / Turret Mill CNC Retrofit

Posted 8 years, 6 months ago
I started a CNC retrofit of my manual mill today. The Chevalier FM3-VK is basically a 10 x 50 Bridgeport clone, very well built and accurate, generally a very nice solid machine. It has a 3 Hp spindle motor with a variable speed drive, and takes NT30 or BT30 taper tooling (there's a handy ......

The Micro Lathe

Posted 8 years, 6 months ago
This is a small lathe currently under construction, a basic prototype to test the theory and gain some hands on knowledge. It's work envelope is roughly 2 x 6", it has fine pitch ground ball screws and brushless servos for both the axis and spindle drive....

A slightly larger 'Benchtop' machine...

Posted 8 years, 7 months ago
While we await information on parts availability for the first machine (to allow us to offer the best 'bang for the buck') here's a peek at a larger machine for the builder who needs more capacity. With full way covers for flood coolant, servo axis drives, and oversized THK linear bearings, this is ......
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