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A new desktop mill

Posted 10 years, 2 months ago
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Knee / Turret Mill CNC Retrofit

Posted 10 years, 10 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 10 years, 11 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 11 years 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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