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mini-lathe.com home page

<b>Mini-lathe.com is an extensive information resource for the 7x10, 7x12, 7x14 and 7x16 mini lathes. This site is intended primarily to help new and</b> …

Power Tools

Tubing Bender

<i>If you have any questions regarding this Project please E-mail "INSAYN".</i><p><b>There are No Plans for this bender, none now, and none later.<br>I want you to</b> …

Hydraulic

Making a Boring Bar for the Lathe

One of the great things about metalworking as a hobby is that you are equipped to make much of your own tooling, either for economy, for …

Woodworking

TFS: Inexpensive DIY Fab Table

How to Build a Welding Table

Introduction to Lost Wax Casting

Lost wax casting is a technology that has been used for thousands of years. I use it to make jewelry and small buckles that I sell at both my Etsy store, and my walk-in store, Dragon’s Treasure, in Fresno, California.<p>To make something with lost wax casting, you must first make a wax model. This can …

Casting Your Own 3D Printed Parts

In response to our post about 3D printing spec parts from the design files in McMaster-Carr’s online catalog, reader Frankie Flood pointed us to his posts about sand casting 3D printed parts. This first piece posted to his blog was his first attempt at documenting casting of the 3D printed parts. …

From 3d Printed Part to Metal, the Lost Pla/abs Method

Adze From Broken Hammer Head<p>Bubble-Free Resin Casts with Modified Paint Tank<p>Carving a Giant Utility Knife (entirely Out of Wood)<p>PVC Class<p>When you …

How to Make a Simple and Inexpensive Mini Metal Foundry for Melting Pop Cans and Casting Aluminum

The “King of Random“, as Grant Thompson (previously) is known, recently shared a video on how to make a simple and inexpensive mini metal foundry for …

Foundries

How to Make an Inexpensive DIY Sandblaster

Less than $6 in parts<p>Watching rust get blasted off of metal is always satisfying. It must be even more satisfying to do it, particularly when you're …

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bandsaw

4 x 6 Bandsaw<p>This is a Harborfreight Central Machinery 4 x 6 metal cutting bandsaw. I don't know how I<br>lived without this saw as long as I have. This …

4x6 Bandsaw mini-table plan

I've had one of the 4x6 H/V bandsaws for a couple years now and find myself using it in the vertical mode a lot. I didn't like the mickey mouse sheet …

A Table for vertical cutting on the Jet 5X6" Band Saw

<i>This is another excellent article by Mikey, a frequent contributor to MachinistBlog.com and winner of our “Machining Metal as a Hobby” contest.</i><p>The …

Mini-lathe chuck backplate

Chuck backplate<p>With the spindle upgrade the 3" 3 and 4 jaws self-centering chucks were resting for some time, as well as the faceplate.<p>I'm keeping …

4x6 Bandsaw Mods

<b>My 4x6 bandsaw has become an indispensable part of my shop. Any day that I work in the shop for more than an hour, chances are that I will use the</b> …

Homemade Mini Bend Brake

Introduction: Homemade Mini Bend Brake<p>About: My Name is Brandon Fischer. I am a Theatrical Rigger and Carpenter. I like to build, make, and void …

12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Brake From a Long-Time Tin-Bender

Make a Dispenser Slot in the Coil Box<p>When you have a lot of flashing or trim to bend, it’s best to buy your coil stock in 50-ft. x 24-in. rolls. But …

Simple Sheet Metal Brake: No Welding

I love working with metal, but I've always struggled to get perfect 90° bends. Generally, I'll stick the piece to be bent in the vise and smack it …

Woodworking

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