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Business owner credits vocational college for good results
Zack Marella, founder and co-owner of ZRM Enterprises LLC, applications a CNC lathe. Marella is a 2006 graduate of the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute. 67 more words

Hendey Finishing Touches: Thumb Screws

As I use my Hendey lathe, little things stand out to me that I want to modify.  One of these things was the use of set screws to lock the scales to the cross slide and compound screws.  575 more words


Jack Repair

I was doing some automotive work last weekend when the release mechanism on my jack broke.  I had jacked the car up and placed jack stands under it.  553 more words


Hand-Machined Companion Cube Can Be Destroyed and Rebuilt

is a big fan of Portal, and it shows in the Weighted Companion Cube he made. hand-machined the many pieces that comprise the Cube’s body and medallions out of 6061 aluminum. 264 more words

Classic Hacks

Revolving Carbine Pt3 (purpose for locking hinge)

So, that hinge came about for this rifle…

I fit the forestock(roughly…) to the barrel, and around the ejector housing. I wanted it fit back against the frame and around the housing, instead of out past the housing leaving a big gap… … 453 more words


Custom locking hinge

You guys should enjoy seeing this one;

I needed a lock for a(very)small hinge that I could lock in the straight position, and be easily released, preferably under spring tension, for part of another project… With mounts for a large knob on one side, and a small rod on the other.. 341 more words


Hendey Finishing Touches: Part 1

As expected, as I’ve been using my lathe, I’ve run into some issues.  The first issue I mentioned in my last post.  During drilling with the tail stock, the spindle would seize in the conical bearings.  823 more words