Does anyone have knowledge of other tutorials or assistance
avialable for this machine that are simpler and less oriented to
Oh, you lucky man! I have a Sherline lathe and I can’t tell you how
much I look forward to getting the mill. I pine, I dream, I have
little milling fantasies. Sigh.
To your question: you might want to try “The Home Machinist’s
Handbook” by Doug Briney. Although the text covers both miniature
lathes and mills it does so from a fairly non-technical point of
view and would, I think, take you a goody distance down the path
toward getting to know your mill. After that book the stuff in the
Sherline books, “Tabletop Machining” in particular, should be a
little more accessible.
FWIW I’ve been gathering literature on the tabletop machining
subject for a few years now and unfortunately I think you’ll find
that in order to make use of much of it you are going to have to
learn to think and talk a little bit like an engineer. In my
experience it’s just the nature of the beast, but on the other hand
it’s not too difficult to learn the basics. Like I said, the Briney
book will get you started.
Good luck, you lucky devil!
in The City of Light