Sorry for being away from the blog, a few years had passed, jobs changed, so many things happened both in everyday life and in my basement shop. Let's only see the basement shop here, that is the blog about, isn't it?
The small machine park expands step by step.
I also bought an ER11 collet set for the mill. The conventional drill chuck mostly rests in the drawer since that moment. BTW drawer! Sometimes in a bygone job I installed cash registers, and there were customers, who did not need the drawer box of the machine. They asked me to dismount it, and some of them especially asked me to take the heavy box away. After a few decades of warehousing them I realized how useful these boxes could be with their electromagnetic opener, see the topmost picture.
And just one more important issue: from time to time I - and maybe you guys - have to prove how useful and essential our workshop is. Happens again and again, that I buy something without a certain purpose, but somehow definitely feel that it will be more than useful. Actually it was the rotary table. See the flower I could machine with it. It will never wither, watering of it is not only completely unnecessary, but prohibited, since it has small ball-bearings in the pot to enable rotation of the flower. (Very precise bearings can be found in faulty computer hard disks at the head movement arm.)
|The parts, ready to be assembled|
So if someone happens to ask you why did you spend your time in the shop, give her/him such a flower or something else machined in the shop!
Happy machining to all of You there!