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Chris Murphy15/07/2022 11:06:52
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well here’s my first project on my ml7, a machinist hammer.

I wouldn’t say it’s top notch, the shaft is a tiny bit wonky, but ITS A START.

it wasn’t taken from any particular plan, just a bit of playing around to see what I could come up with.

but by doing this project I learnt quite a bit more about how to use a metal lathe.


chris m…..

Steviegtr15/07/2022 11:11:34
2456 forum posts
339 photos

Great little 1st project. Well done.


Hopper15/07/2022 11:12:41
6616 forum posts
347 photos

Well done you! That is indeed a good start. Keep up the good work.

Ady115/07/2022 13:23:43
5160 forum posts
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Very nice

I feel I should warn you that you are now on your way to becoming an addict

Welcome to the nuthouse Chris

Mike Hurley17/07/2022 09:35:27
325 forum posts
87 photos

Nice job Chris.

This is exactly the sort of project I was given when we started 'metalworking' lessons at school (late 60's). Simple, but usually well thought out to give a good spread of the BASICS - most of which have served me well since. Have still got many of these items today.

It easy to try & run before you walk and get de-motivated. so stick with getting things right and you will be well rewarded in the log run.

All the best, Mike

Paul Lousick17/07/2022 10:22:56
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Well done Chris.

For a few ideas for projects have a look on Harold Halls website: **LINK** . He used to sell books for learning to make your own shop tools but has now made them free.


Howard Lewis17/07/2022 13:19:01
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Making simple tools is an excellent way of gaining familiarity with the machine, experience, confidence, and items that will be useful in the future.

Now find some more simple projects for kit that will help in the future,

If you have a 4 jaw chuck, make a second centre, ready for when you need to centre someting with just a centre pop.

(The Two Centres method )

But you may need to make and harden a centre punch first of mall!


Edited By Howard Lewis on 17/07/2022 13:19:50

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