Adventures with a Bandsaw and Mill

Today’s adventures included purchasing a new bandsaw blade and installing it. With a bit of adjusting and fiddling with various nuts and bolts I ventured to test it out. Success! The bandsaw now cuts cleanly and most importantly, squarely. A clean, quiet, smooth operation. Nice.

Over the past few days stuff has arrived for the Rong Fu mill. By the way, they are still available new, hopefully with a better written user guide. We now have a set of clamps, a magnetic base for a new dial indicator. Woo Hoo, we can attach stuff to the mill, clamp it down, measure whether it is square to the intended cut. Delicate things, dial indicators, so if you don’t know how to use one, ask someone who does.

We still need some R8 collets so we can more accurately hold end mills and drills, so if anyone has a lead or knows someone with a stash of R8 collets (they fit Bridgeport mills) let me or someone on the Infrastructure work group know. V-blocks are the next thing on the list needed for accurate milling of round objects along with some actual milling tools, like end mills and face mills.

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