Throughout the build process you will notice that my machines aren’t exactly ‘stock’. This page highlights and explains some of my modifications.

Mill

I started machining with a Sherline 2000 Mill and eventually reached a point where I realized it was too small for the type of projects I like to build. This video shows how I expanded it with parts from A2Z and others that I built myself.

My Monster Mill

Photos Of Mill Head Modifications (Click To Enlarge)

Modified Sherline Knuckle For Front / Back Adjustment

Modified Sherline Knuckle For Front / Back Adjustment

Nod Adjustment From Sherline Parts

Nod Adjustment From Sherline Parts

Attachment To Z Column Parts

Attachment To Z Column Parts

Attachment To Z Column

Attachment To Z Column

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motor Platform

Motor Platform

Left / Right Adjustment

Left / Right Adjustment

Front / Back (Nod) Adjustment

Front / Back (Nod) Adjustment

Complete Head Modification

Complete Head Modification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Head Modification Installed

Complete Head Modification Installed

Tramming Setup

Tramming Setup


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeds & Speeds

Using the proper feeds and speeds can cut down your machining time and greatly improve the finish on your parts. This video shows how I use GWizard from CNCCookbook.com, an electronic speed control and a Kool Mist spray attachment to get better results.