Denker's Metalworking Homepage
This is a home machine shop hobby site about my machine modifications and machining related projects. It mainly covers the Mini Lathe and Mini Mill class of machines and is presented here for hobby information purposes only. My goal was to supply project and improvement ideas. This is not a "how to" site. The fun is in designing and building.
I am not a professional machinist or mechanical engineer. The information provided herein does not in any way represent professional advice and the projects, modifications and machine additions are not professionally engineered. I am not an agent or employee of any of the manufactures of the equipment shown or discussed herein. The views, opinions and information provided herein are from a hobbyist point of view and presented to other hobbyists or interested individuals.All ideas, modifications, projects and machine additions described or shown herein are to be used at the risk and discretion of the reader.
** Always follow all manufacture safety procedures and never disable or otherwise defeat a safety device or cover. **
Mini Lathe Page
Home Built Mini Mill Page
Other Projects Page
I have worked as a sheetmetal part fabrication engineer/machine programmer most of my working life and I was not involved with machining. In 2003 I decided to buy a small lathe from Homier and things have expanded from there. My hobbies till then were electronics, computer building/programming, ham radio, hunting and camping. I don't ham radio much any more (had to take the tower down) and I have gotten too shaky to do much in electronics. I needed a new hobby and this has been fun. In April of 2005 I retired and now can spend more time doing whatever. I like to think up improvements and modifications to the equipment, design it, then build it. Something to do in the cold Minnesota winter months.
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Here are some of the online sources of parts and material I used.
LittleMachineShop.com (gears, replacement parts, assemblies, much more)
Use-Enco.com (tools, hardware, machining supplies, bearings etc.)
McMaster.com (hardware, bearings etc.)
Sdp-si.com (gears, sprockets etc.)
harborfreight.com (tools etc.)
grizzly.com (machines, tools, accessories, much more)
qtcgears.com (metric gears)
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Copyright © 2008 David Denker. All Rights Reserved.
Last Revised: November 2008