H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter
- Oct 4, 2016
I will, however, polish the stuff that has surface rust... handles, center tube/post, feed wheel levers...Why? Because I was stupid enough to start doing that... Now, (too late for those parts) reading your feedback, I should have left that alone as well... now I have to finish it so it looks pristine and it develops its own patina under my care...
I got both of their knurling kits...They have a number of interesting items. What are you building?
I've started a boring/facing head from MLA. http://mlatoolbox.com/MLA-7.html
My first go working with a casting. It's interesting and has been a lot of fun learning how to do setups and such. Down side is machining cast iron is messy.
A fellow forum member pointed me to Andy's website: http://mlatoolbox.com/index.html
So many cool kits. Reading feedback from other forums, the castings seem to be of very good quality. Got on the phone with the owner, Andy (what a great guy btw) just to make sure that the information in the website was current and to find out what kits he had in stock. Decided to go with the: BORING AND BALL TURNING TOOLPOST - (MLA-13)
I bet you can adapt it to whatever you like. I considered that one too, and decided to make things difficult on myself with the boring/facing head, which he told me is one of the more difficult ones to make. lol. Owell. Please post your thoughts when building and using it.
I found mine to have very good quality castings with few inclusions. I have yet to hit hard spots or other real issues. The hardest part is holding them, but he does include some instructions with good ideas on how to do it. Mine are very specific to a lathe, even milling the dovetails on the lathe, which I think I'm going to pass on and use the mill instead. But showing a known way to do it helps a lot.
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