Cant wait for it to get in, ordered this model http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=4288&category=1387807683
Hope it makes those guards a lot easier. Does anyone else have one of these?
Bama, (feels weird calling someone else that, as that was my nickname the entire time I was in the Marines)...., any way...
It was quite a bit of a coinky dink that you just ordered one , as I am planning one the exact same one, and just got done looking at it right before I came here! Did you get the one that angles side to side or the rigid column? I want the rigid column, but that is another $50.00!!!! I wonder why it cost more, when they themselves say the rigid column is better, unless your needs are that you would need to make angled cuts, personally it would be a waste for me, as I ca barely. Make a decent cut for a guard, which IS my entire reason for buying one, the added benefits are just gravy for me! Not to mention all the cool experiments I can do! Who knows I might come up with the next coolest feature I knife maker could want to add to heir knives!!! IT COULD HAPPEN!!!!!!!! OK, MAYBE NOT PROBABLE, but lesser people that had a lot tenacity have done great things, I could slip up and do the same!
Do you know how to use a mill, now? Meaning had classes in High School, like so many on here have had, which such a thing down my way wasn't offered. Or, are you going to use my technique? It's kinda like, FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT Tech! I have had one before, but it was a POS and highly NOT ADVISED, buying one from Harbor Freight, unless you already are a Machinist and CAN take it all the way apart and shim it properly to get it within decent tolerances, which in the hands of some of the Masters, they can make it into a pretty good machine. The Little Machine Shop is a almost a gift! They have all the educational material you can think of, AND if you have questions, they generally have all the answers. Right now I'm between buying the Mill, or a new bow, the bow was winning..., but since I cant make up my mind on the right bow I can afford, I have decided on this Mill! Not saying I won't take a look around, spending a thousand bucks makes me itch...and kinda nauseated.....once it's done, nothing left but excitement! But I have to know that I have done my best to make sure I am not only getting a good deal, but the right one.
Good luck on yours, I know you will enjoy it, BTW, Always check with Enco, before buying stuff like end mills, collets, etc, they tend to have pretty good prices, and different levels of quality to choose from, looking forward to hearing about its arrival, Rex