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hmcl281
01-22-2008, 11:52 AM
i just wanted to find some info on milling. i bought a milling machine about a year ago and was looking for more info on the web. the manual gave me the basic operation of the machine. looking for a general how to guide and some tip or trick of the trade. i bought a shop fox m1007
http://cgi.ebay.com/SHOP-FOX-M1007-2hp-Milling-Machine-New-in-Crate_W0QQitemZ170156373495QQcmdZViewItem

i'm mainly cutting paintball markers, mainly aluminum, small amount of steel and delrin. been using wd40 a lubricant.

deltaenterprizes
01-22-2008, 12:23 PM
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SGW
01-22-2008, 12:24 PM
The question has been asked before, so a search of the archives ought to turn up some leads for you. Here's one to get you started: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=25972&highlight=books+milling

deltaenterprizes
01-22-2008, 12:25 PM
Try the last one onthis list:http://www.army.mil/usapa/doctrine/9_Series_Collection_1.html

Also WD is OK for aluminum but try something heavier like thread cutting oil for steel.

hmcl281
01-22-2008, 12:42 PM
The question has been asked before, so a search of the archives ought to turn up some leads for you. Here's one to get you started: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=25972&highlight=books+milling


i did a search yesterday and cam up with 20 pages using the word guide. after going through the first 14 pages i got an error message on the 15 page. i also been searching the web for the past year. there r not too many forum for milling, the only one i really can find involve cnc machines, which i do not own or know how to operate.

thanks for the link and advice

Your Old Dog
01-22-2008, 12:48 PM
I collect this kind of stuff so you might want to try:

http://raymondswan.com/shop/PDF%20files/army%20milling%20machine.pdf

I'd appreciate if you like it to just download it to presever my monthly bandwidth. Good luck, have fun.

YODa

hmcl281
01-22-2008, 12:51 PM
[QUOTE=Your Old Dog]I collect this kind of stuff so you might want to try:

http://raymondswan.com/shop/PDF%20files/army%20milling%20machine.pdf

I'd appreciate if you like it to just download it to presever my monthly bandwidth. Good luck, have fun.

YODa[/QUOTE

i appreciate the link and it has been downloaded.

Your Old Dog
01-22-2008, 12:55 PM
By the way, I bought two cheap sets of end mills to learn on and they are serving me quite well. So far I have only snapped two in the learning process. Enco has them on sale now for something like $46.00 and there is a free shipping code for them floating around the site here somewhere.

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=119&PMCTLG=00 the sets I have are the 20 piece sets. I don't think a real machinist would be caught dead using them but then again, I'm not a real machinist but retired photographer :D

Smokedaddy
01-22-2008, 02:01 PM
I found these instructional machining rental videos from SmartFlix by Darrell Holland for the Mill or Lathe

http://smartflix.com/store/video/574/Professional-Machine-Shop-Course-Vertical-Mill

http://smartflix.com/store/author/75/Darrell-Holland

to be EXCELLENT, including the quality.

-SD:

hmcl281
01-22-2008, 02:20 PM
By the way, I bought two cheap sets of end mills to learn on and they are serving me quite well. So far I have only snapped two in the learning process. Enco has them on sale now for something like $46.00 and there is a free shipping code for them floating around the site here somewhere.

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=119&PMCTLG=00 the sets I have are the 20 piece sets. I don't think a real machinist would be caught dead using them but then again, I'm not a real machinist but retired photographer :D


the code is WBJ8P

bob_s
01-22-2008, 02:56 PM
Try looking at Ron Smith's site:

http://www.jjjtrain.com/vms/

crancshafter
01-22-2008, 04:45 PM
i just wanted to find some info on milling. i bought a milling machine about a year ago and was looking for more info on the web. the manual gave me the basic operation of the machine. looking for a general how to guide and some tip or trick of the trade. i bought a shop fox m1007
http://cgi.ebay.com/SHOP-FOX-M1007-2hp-Milling-Machine-New-in-Crate_W0QQitemZ170156373495QQcmdZViewItem

i'm mainly cutting paintball markers, mainly aluminum, small amount of steel and delrin. been using wd40 a lubricant.

hmcl281.

Have a look on this book, Machine Shop Trade Secrets by James A.Harvey.
http://www.proshoppublishing.com/index.html

hmcl281
01-22-2008, 09:20 PM
hmcl281.

Have a look on this book, Machine Shop Trade Secrets by James A.Harvey.
http://www.proshoppublishing.com/index.html


first i thought it was just a book for sale but has some good tip on the site.
thanks