Joe Peitz of Nashua, NH submitted a program and some photos showing how you can make your own set of box wrenches using a Sherline CNC mill. A couple of sub-routines are utilized. This project is a good example of the versatility of CNC. Here’s what he had to say: “I ran into a Sherline […]
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t the 2011 NAMES show in Detroit, Sherline dealer Joe Katona of JK Woodcraft came by the booth to show us a device he came up with to allow the use of a battery powered drill or electric screwdriver to turn the handwheel to move the long axis of the lathe when moving over long […]
Sherline may offer these someday, but for now you can make your own thanks to very well done plans and videos you can find on the Internet at http://www.ixen-cnc.com/. The Y-axis has the only exposed leadscrew on the Sherline mill. CNC milling generates a lot of chips, and the machine is often run unattended, allowing […]
Joe Martin put together a cam grinder from mostly off-the-shelf Sherline components, a coolant pump and a few custom plumbing and bent brass pieces. He spent over 3 years developing the g-code software, which he wrote himself. The heart of the system is a 4″ grinding wheel driven by a Sherline headstock and a Sherline […]
“We had a CNC shop for many years. One item required using 35° inserts for profiling, including machining up to a shoulder. We had a problem with breakage. Every machinist learns to feed a bit from the tailstock toward the headstock. We reasoned that as the insert curled a chip, that chip would get caught […]
Stan Figora had a CNC ready Sherline mill for which he only needed CNC control on the X and Y axes. He figured, “Why buy a $75 stepper motor for the Z-axis when all I need is a little up/down positioning control now and then?” When ordering Sherline tools “CNC-ready” it should be noted that […]
Matt Bauer was not a machinist and had never worked with CNC when he purchased a Sherline CNC mill and a lathe. It didn’t take him long to get the hang of it, and the robot shown above was his first project. He describes the process best in his own words: “Shortly after our return […]
Robert Rosenfield recently completed a supercharger for a restored 1960’s Honda 50 mini trail bike. The parts for the supercharger body were mostly cut on a manual Sherline mill, but the turbine itself was cut using CNC on the Sherline mill. The blades shown in these photos were made with a straight cut. Robert has […]
The X and Z leadscrews on a Sherline mill are positioned so that they are protected from flying chips. The Y-axis screw, however, is exposed. On a manual mill, the operator is in constant attendance and can simply brush the chips away periodically, but CNC operations often run unattended for periods of time, and the […]
Shown here is Stan Figora’s spring tension system to counter the weight of the headstock, motor and speed control on the mill’s Z-axis. Being attached to the machine base, it moves with the machine and requires no permanent ceiling-mounted components. Stan is also working on a lead weight system to replace the springs. The […]
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