The Sherline Miniature Machinist's Newsletter
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Number 75—July 1, 2016


Our country was founded by makers and doers, so in honor of Independence Day, we here at Sherline Products, want to salute all you machinists out there who make your own parts. You don't settle for close-but-no-cigar, off-the-shelf parts. You show your independence by striving for precision with uncompromising accuracy when working on your projects. Keep on making, and Happy 4th of July!

"Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes."
Benjamin Franklin

Books and Videos for Machinists
5800 NexGen Mill
Get advice on machining from some of the best around. Whether you prefer to thumb through a book or watch a video, Sherline's book store offers a good selection to help answer your questions on metalworking. Books on woodworking are easy to find, but if you've looked for good books on metalworking you know they are not so plentiful. CLICK HERE to check out our selection of books and videos.
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P/N 8900 High-Speed Engraving Spindle
This spindle is capable of speeds up to 54,000 RPM and will hold 1/8" diameter cutting tools in its collet spindle. The high speed spindle fits over the same mounting post on the mill saddle as the regular motorized headstock. The air grinder kit includes a special headstock to hold it on the mill, three carbide tools with various cutter face angles for the engraving head, seven grinding tips, and a storage case. Read more...
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Accurately Squaring a Thread Die to the Stock 
Dave Joseph offers this and tip on how to square up a thread die to the stock. When squaring a thread die to the stock it is absolutely necessary to get the die as square as possible to the stock before starting the cutting. With only two to three cutting leads on a die, just a little tilt will send the die off into never, never land and you end up with a jammed die or threads not true to the shaft axis. Read more...

Did you know?

  • Not sure what the various parts of a lathe and mill are called? If you need to order replacement parts see the TERMINOLOGY page on the Sherline website.
  • Not sure how old your machine is? See a chronological history of the developments of Sherline tools that may help you date it. This is also handy to know if you need to order replacement parts. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • For more information on other useful resources visit our ITEMS OF INTEREST page.
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