Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You have to start somewhere

Last night I used my new milling machine for the first time. Since I'm new at this I am starting with the basics. I cut a couple inches off the end of a scrap 2x4 and milled it so that the adjacent sides are perpendicular and opposite sides are parallel.

On the way home from work last night I picked up a piece of 1/8" thick aluminum, and a piece of 1/8" thick hot rolled steel. If I have time tonight I'll look into making a flat square and/or slots in the material.


Anonymous said...

Looks like an opportunity to make yourself a set of 1-2-3 blocks (or 2-4-6) maybe not as precise as store bought, but still handy for clamping up stuff. Use wooden ones for woodworking, metal for metal.

Dave Markowitz said...

Good idea, but I bought a pair when getting tools to go with the mill.