The Sherline Miniature Machinist's Newsletter
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Number 82—June 2, 2017


If you enjoy receiving this newsletter, but you wish it came more often, then you're in luck. Check out our new Blog page. It will offer insights and articles that we feel will help you become more informed about machining. Our first post is about the difference between ball leadscrews and our standard rolled leadscrews. Some of you may remember that we are introducing ball screws on our new Chucker Lathe, available only at our Industrial Products Division site,

P/N 1150 Lever Collet Closer
1150 Lever Collet Closer
Anyone doing repetitive lathe operations on small parts will find this new accessory saves a lot of time when holding parts into a WW collet. Instead of loosening and retightening the drawbar each time a part is inserted, with this closer you make that adjustment just one time. After that, the collet is released and retightened simply by pushing a lever back and forth. Read more... 
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Save 20% on any of our WW collets in JuneRead more...
We have received customer feedback that the laser markings on our WW collets were difficult to read and could wear off after multiple uses. With this in mind, we have begun marking our collets with a deeper laser cut for better and longer lasting legibility. CLICK HERE to watch a short video on the laser marking process.
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Cutting Helical Gears on a Sherline Mill
Carlos Vicente is producing helical gears on a Sherline mill without the aid of CNC. He prefers using more traditional methods when machining his projects. Read more...

He is so “Old School” that he even has a steam engine that can run his lathe. To see more of his projects check out his YouTube channel. The videos are in Spanish, but he has provided English subtitles.

If you are interested in cutting your own gears, check out our Calculators web page. It includes a number of gear tooth and thread calculators.

The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum

New Exhibits
Introducing the Birk Petersen Collection. This collection includes over 150 engines, guns, clocks, toys, and more built by a single extraordinary craftsman. CLICK HERE to read his story and view the incredible collection.

Groups Visiting the Craftsmanship Museum in the Past Month
See the Group Visits page for photos and details.
Do you plan to visit the San Diego area in the near future? Come by and take a tour of the museum.
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9AM-4PM.
(Closed Sunday, Monday, and holidays.)
Call Terry or Dave at 1-760-727-9492 to schedule a tour for your group. There is no admission charge to visit the museum but donations are gladly accepted.

Museum Volunteers
Anyone interested in joining the museum staff as a docent (guide) or volunteer machinist in the machine shop, please contact Terry Miller by email or call 760-727-5857.
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