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.
lol morlol: 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
newstart49: I wish the intro music wasn't so loud and the rest so hard to hear, or better yet- quit using intros- it's just a waste of time. Other than that- good video!
Glenn møller: Sir Great info video, Question : What speed do you cut at ? . on the aluminium sir.
MrShobar: The attachment doesn't appear to be very rigid, at least that's the impression I get from your close-up video.
MrShobar: No interest in tramming the attachment? That's half the job.
kemppaul999: Sorry man, I'm a machinist. Your not too bad is not good for any work I do. That machine needs help, not rigid whatsoever. As far as collets go, with the science involved in the design, tools do not slip. What you see in old machines that have a groove cut from shallow to steep in the table is a poor setup. Loose tools bud, tighten the collet chiefski.
John Scott: Thank you for freely passsing on your knowledge ,good vid.
Peter Pan: HI Mr halligan,first let me thank you for your time and effort to upload this vid,always nice to find some info. What wanted to point out is what i saw at 14:54 in the vid,though i dont have experiance with your brand of lathe,it seems to have an abnormal amount of play,normaly it shouldnt be possible to rock the carriage/slide or compound...whatever was moving...that much,sertainly not when pushed simply by hand,now again,i have experiance with other brands of lathes but i never came across that much play,could it be the dovetailslides need to be readjusted to get rid of that play,it just doest seem logic to me to have a accurat collet/chuck,only to get ruined by the play in the carriage/slide/compound..
Robert Lowder: Well done, good vid.
alfngri: thanks man for nice video keep loading
Jacob Martin: If you ran higher spindle speeds, you would get a better finish.
Bill T: But it gets on the ways and de-lubes them!