View Full Version : Its the new skills that make me the happiest.

Mike Heidrick
06-01-2013, 7:20 PM
This is my first real success at milling steel on a Rong Fu clone. This is a T Nut for a Phase II Quick Change AXA tool post for my Craftsman metal lathe. They come huge and you are expected to make them fit your post. Got it done today.




Bruce Page
06-01-2013, 9:41 PM
Next thing you know you’ll be making parts for satellites.

Jim Matthews
06-02-2013, 8:32 AM
They make cast iron satellites?

Joe Watson
06-02-2013, 3:32 PM
Nice job centering, thats a close fit.

Mike Heidrick
06-09-2013, 2:31 AM
Thank you Joe. Mills are awesome!! You can dial it right in.

Here is this weeks project.

DIY Shumatech DRO550 and some iGaging (Cheap Chinese) 21bit scales I just assembled and got loaded up. The project uses an ARM processor and opendro software. Pretty trick setup!! Pic showing 3 12" but the mill's X will get a 24" scale. Bought a 36" and 12" scale for the lathe as the price was super awesome.

Next up will be a DRO for the lathe based on the same igaging scales and an Arduino Uno/Bluetooth/and an Android Tablet.