Kevin Colwell Posted November 2, 2011 Share Posted November 2, 2011 Sadly, I had to sell the old family farm in Texas to help care for an autistic brother. To help deal with my sorrow (this is really a big deal, if you never grew up on land that was part of the family you may not understand the significance, it was more than just my heritage, it was part of who I am. I know that sounds dramatic and I am not prone to hysteria so you will have to trust me on this). So - to deal with sorrow - I bought a hi-torque mini-mill from little machine shop. It is the brushless motor with the belt drive. I have a lot of experience helping people who are not level and spinning as well as normal, but no experience at all with milling. Any basic advice re: mini mills in general or this machine in particular is welcomed. I will also post anything that I learn that may be useful to newbies interested in getting one of these. I don't plan to mill a lot, but am aiming at slotting guards, getting mating faces of scales and bolsters truly flat and matching angles, maybe flattening some things. I may use it for material removal in larger disk guards or blade collars (look at the on Don posted on his site where a lot of material was reportedly-removed with a Taig). thanks for any advice, and I will share pics and experience if there is interest. It has been shipped, so it should arrive soon. take care, Kevin please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/ “Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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