I need some milling for a project that I'm working on. (Watch out Rube Goldberg [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img])
Will be working with aluminum in small sizes, I think....
Found an old Smithy Lathe/Mill/Drill that has been in a shop fire and got nothing but scorched. It quit being used about 10 years ago when the fella got a full sized lathe. But its still on the bench. It has the xy travel I need for milling and not enough lathe length to let me get into trouble, if you know what I mean. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
I've been comparing it to the mini mills from Grizzly and Harbor Freight and keep leaning towards this ancient Smithy.
It can't do threads, which is a good thing [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!