Pledge: Lathe Milling Machine Combo Tools

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The Problem

A super new 3-in-1 will soon (1) be arriving at the Hackspace. It comes with a basic set of tooling:

  • 125mm 3-Jaw Chuck
  • 1-13mm Drill Chuck & Arbor
  • MT4 & MT3 Steel centres
  • Lathe Tool Set
  • Milling Drawbar
  • 4-Way Indexing Toolpost
  • Combined Vice/Compound Slide
  • Lathe & Drill Chuck Guards

We will, however, require many more toys serious tools in order to create our projects.

(1) Soonish, anyway

Note that it is traditional to make some of the tooling. It isn't efficient in terms of time (there are many sources of cheap chinese-made tooling which, although sometimes dreadful, can often be better finished than home-made) but it's enormously valuable in teaching how to use the tooling, machining techniques etc.

Good candidates for home-made tooling are:

  • Vice

The Hardware

We need :

  • an independent 4-jaw chuck: 4-jaw chuck (Ordered by Russ, £90.53)
  • Adapters for existing tooling: Rough estimate of £10 per adapter?
    • What adapters are required ?

Other items will be added to this list over time. If you want to add an item, please check first if there is an existing tool that could be used via the adapters.


Please indicate next to your pledge, if you would rather contribute to a single item, otherwise your contribution will be spread across the list of all items.

£70 - bluekieran -- PAID 28/3/11

£10 - JamesC

Running Total: £80

Target: £90.53