Video: Two-Part Silicone Alternatives, Part 1

As part of my exploration of metalworking in general, I’ve been gearing up to pour aluminum. But of course I need something to pour it into. Sand casting is traditional, and I’ll get to that at some point, but first I’m exploring lost wax casting. I’m interested in being able to go from a 3DContinue reading “Video: Two-Part Silicone Alternatives, Part 1”

Video: Electronic Leadscrew Complete!

It works! I have completed by build of James Clough’s lathe electronic leadscrew. It was a rather straightforward matter of replacing my 3D-printed pulleys with some aluminum ones I purchased. But I’m thrilled with the result. Not only does it add push-button convenience for turning and threading, but I learned a lot about machining, electronics,Continue reading “Video: Electronic Leadscrew Complete!”

Video: Electronic Leadscrew Progress, Part 3

It’s working! Mostly! I can use my lathe again! Unless I want to do single point threading on it, which I do. But still, I believe I am down to one problem. In this video, I show the working bits and discuss the details of said problem. Hopefully the next video is the last oneContinue reading “Video: Electronic Leadscrew Progress, Part 3”

Video: Electronic Leadscrew Update

Following on my post the other day describing my progress with James Clough’s Lathe Electronic Leadscrew project, here’s a video showing a bit more detail. It covers the same ground but in video form – hope that’s useful. Have a look, and if you feel like it at the end, click like and subscribe. Thanks!

Project Update: Lathe Electronic Leadscrew

I realized it might be interesting for some people to read about what I have on the bench. So this is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series of project updates. I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a huge fan of James Clough. His YouTube channel is full of consistentlyContinue reading “Project Update: Lathe Electronic Leadscrew”

Getting Smarter: Machining and Metalworking

I’m relatively new at metalworking. I bought my metal lathe and my mill a little over a year ago. Certainly I’m far more experienced at woodworking. But sometimes I think the perspective of a beginner is the most helpful to other beginners. We haven’t yet forgotten what was hard or mysterious. With that in mind,Continue reading “Getting Smarter: Machining and Metalworking”