trackie1957: Some good, basic information on milling principals even for someone who has been using Bridgeports for decades!
Rob M: excellent results!!!!!!!!!! What do you think about me using a 2 axis drill press vice on its side attached to an L bracket?
Xinolcysp: Nice video, I'm surprised I've never seen one of those in any of the shops where I've worked...then again when you have a real mill what's the point? ;) Would be really handy to have one at home where I only have a lathe...I'll be looking for one now!
Jon Miller: I appreciate the discussion about the limitations with milling on the lathe. I had been thinking about trying to get my lathe set up for milling as I don't have room or money for a mill, but you've convinced me to only do so if I can get the fixture for nothing and I don't expect a good surface finish. Low or no cost and low expectations, then great. Thanks!
Gilberto Diaz Castro: The uneven surface shown after the climb cut can be eliminated by doing two things, 1 go back to the 4-flute cutter which gives you more cuts per revolution and 2 feed much, much, slower. The higher cut rate and slower speed will help in either conventional or climb milling.
abukamoon: Thanks for the video. I am not a machinist. A friend gave me an old South Bend 9" late in pieces. I put it together and noticed a few extra parts, including a Palmgren 250. I could see that it was for milling, but couldn't figure out how to mount it.
Please keep these great videos coming.
Music Stuff: Hey, Nice video, and enjoying your other postings also! Did you ever do the modification to the Palmgren 250 to make it more rigid, and a better fit with your SB lathe? Just waiting on a response on one for sale out in my area, and will probably do the same to make it more rigid for my SB 10K. Keep those videos coming - great job!!
Uwe Hüsemann: What a great Tool - i wish i had one .
Rahul rusted: I want to say that was around 600 rpm which is the fastest my lathe can go.
kleini3: omg clean up the chip nuts when using oil
MrJoeGarner: Good point to make about the plunge cut, I had not noticed it before. Thanks!
Nicap2: Not such a good idea to have all those milling cutters crashing together in the cardboard box!
Dick Horner: I enjoyed the first 19 minutes of your video, but I didn't finish because of the crappy muzak when you started to mill the aluminum! I could have learned from the sounds of the milling operation, and not been subjected to the NOISE of the muzak! Not subscribing, sorry.
WaTch tHis: cool
Alan Fok: With a 4 flute cutter you can go at a faster feed rate. However, the reaction force on the machine spindle will be larger in the lateral direction. Maybe a bigger spindle motor is needed too.
Richard gross: was reading your comment on the one and only time you got a chip in your eye. I have been a welder/fabricator/machinist for 25+ years. I have been to the eye doctor 14 times. Everytime I was wearing safety glasses and sometimes with a shield or welding hood. seems like something flys up hits me in the cheek and go's under the glasses or once a spark landed in my helmet then bounced off my forehead then off the inside of the glasses and into my eye. always my right eye for some reason, lucky Im not blind yet. Anyhow I do enjoy your videos as I am picking up an atlas lathe this weekend and am going to start doing abit of work from home. Its getting hard to find work today that will actually pay me for experience. when ever I'm curious about something Im not sure about, I look it up here and find your videos. You put it in easy terms where anyone can see what you are trying to say. keep up the good work
Dave Pettit: I am a journey man mold maker of 30 yrs. I like the idea in general for the home shop. your speeds at the start of the vid were too slow.. I myself wouldn't use WD 40 as a cutting fluid. pick up some fluid made for working with aluminum. The vice isn't dovetailed all in all a good job. Oh ya get rid of or at least turn down the music.
Stating The_Obvious: better finish 26:45 because you went back to 4 flute and didn't climb. 2 flute plus climbing you weren't really going to improve final cut like that tbh.
Micscience: Cool video. I may do something similar myself one day. This would definitely work for rough cutting and you can then finish by hand or something. Good stuff, and I do like the into music unlike someone else. Later