The Sherline Miniature Machinist's Newsletter
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Number 73—April 5, 2016


Be sure to check out our brand-new website. It has been completely updated to bring it into the 21st century. While the layout and images are new, our site has all the content you’ve come to rely on for your home machine-shop needs, like in-depth product descriptions and instructions, user tips and testimonials, resource links, instructional videos, etc. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

P/N 5800 NexGen Mill – NEW
5800 NexGen Mill
Starting in November, 2015 Sherline Products proudly introduced its latest Vertical Milling machine. With the increase of popularity of Sherline mills in industrial, laboratory, and school training environments the need to produce larger parts has led to the development of an extended capacity milling machine. Sherline’s NexGen Mills are available in Manual, DRO, CNC-Ready, and full CNC configurations. Read more... 
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P/N 1270/1280 Compound Slide (Inch/Metric)
The compound slide offers a way to turn tapers and cut angles on a lathe without rotating the headstock. Four mounting holes are provided in the base for solid positioning on the crosslide. It utilizes a highly efficient locking ring design to lock it in position without having to overtighten the locking screws. A 1/4" cutting tool can be mounted across the front or on either side of the head. Read more...
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Making a “Bull’s Foot” file for flat surfaces 
Here is a secret from master model engineer Jerry Kieffer for those who wonder how he and others get perfect finishes on small parts. Have you ever had to file down a pin that sticks up above a flat surface, only to end up making things worse by putting file marks on the whole surface? Horologists (watch and clock makers) have developed a tool for just this purpose called a “Bull’s Foot” file, and you can make one yourself on your Sherline mill. Read more...

Upcoming Shows

  • April 23-24, 2016(NAMES) Expo, North American Model Engineering Society Wyandotte, MI. Sherline will have a booth there and the Joe Martin Foundation will present its annual award to Metalworking Craftsman of the Year during the show. See for details.
  • May 21-22, 2016Crossroads of the West Gun Show
    Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014.
  • June 4-5, 2016Crossroads of the West Gun Show
    OC Fair and Event Center,
    88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 
    We will be demonstrating how Sherline Machines can be used to make replacement parts for your firearms.
(Send us your show information and we will post it here.)
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