View Full Version : Getting into Milling

03-07-2015, 07:17 PM
So I'm planning on getting a bench top mill for my home shop some time this year. But i know basically nothing about milling, back in high school we were taught a little bit about machining but you forget a lot in 8 years. Is there good videos on you tube about learning how to run a mill.?

J Harp
03-07-2015, 08:15 PM
Search You Tube for mrpete222. I don't know the specific video to look for, but he has a lot of them, and you will find a lot of good information. mrpete222 is a machine shop instructor who also calls himself Tubal Cain. Once you find a video on the subject, it will link to others.

Here is a link for the Sherline mill how-to page.


And for Taig.


03-07-2015, 08:27 PM
Also look at Tom's Techniques and Open Source Machine Tools.

loose nut
03-08-2015, 10:35 AM
There are a couple of milling machine courses available on the web. Search for these names.

Darry Holland
MIT shop training
Rudt Kouhoupt

There are more.

03-08-2015, 02:19 PM
The tubalcain videos are good. More lathe videos than milling videos it seems. His index is here http://neme-s.org/Tubalcain/machine_shop_tips.htm
I liked the Mit videos. They covered a lot of good basics. http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/142-machine-shop-1

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03-08-2015, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the links guys.

03-08-2015, 09:47 PM
Those MIT videos mentioned above are excellent.