The channel just hit 20,000 subscribers, so today I’m doing a Q&A. You posted your burning questions. I’m going to provide “Answers”. If you think this video is too long, maybe you shouldn’t have asked so many questions. 🙂
- 0:59 My profession and how I got started
- 7:12 Why did I buy new machines? Would I do it again?
- 9:35 School and career choices
- 10:29 When will I build a full CNC turret lathe?
- 11:52 What do I use my tools for besides making more tools?
- 14:23 What triggers me to share my knowledge?
- 15:27 Future upgrades to the ELS project 18:01 Where do I get my ideas?
- 19:55 What’s the plan for the new G0704 spindle?
- 21:19 How about adding the cross-slide to the ELS project?
- 22:28 Any plans for a 5-axis CNC build?
- 23:23 How much time do I spend making YouTube videos?
- 25:21 When will I have more ELS boards?
- 26:52 Can I make a plug-and-play ELS package?
- 28:55 My multi-camera video production process
- 31:49 Upcoming videos on the new mill spindle
- 32:30 What are my favorite end mills for a machine my size? 33:55 Thoughts on organization in a small shop
- 35:30 Belt drive conversion for the G0704 mill
- 37:13 How do I like the Shars 440V mill vise?
- 38:09 How did I get so masterful at Fusion 360?
- 40:40 What else do I do in my shop that isn’t on YouTube?
- 41:40 Plans for an automatic tool changer for the CNC mill
- 42:24 Future plans for the CNC and other tools
- 43:13 Don’t forget to smile
- 43:17 How do I get max torque from a VFD?
- 44:20 Backlash compensation in an old lathe
- 45:55 How do I balance YouTube with the rest of my life?
- 48:56 Origin and pronunciation of “Clough”
If you’re looking for the ELS PC board: https://ebay.to/2WuLa7m
The hobbed bolt machining video: https://youtu.be/AK0NvaKbRqc
Stuff I talked about in this video:
- YG-1 3/8″ Alu-Power end mill (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2ssO9iv
- YG-1 1/4″ Alu-Power end mill (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2TRY4tM
- YG-1 1/4″ Long Alu-Power end mill (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2ssKEZu
- YG-1 1/8″ Alu-Power end mill (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2ANVkXj
- YG-1 Tank-Power 3/8″ powdered metal roughing end mill (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2QNNzFT
- YG-1 4-Flute Carbide 1/4″ end mill (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2QRDK9S
- 50MM Face Mill with APKT inserts (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2srXDuv
- 2.5″ Carbide Face Mill (Amazon*): http://amzn.to/2Bo1VXk ER20
- TTS Clone Toolholders (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2srqwaa
- Haimer Zero Master Mini 3D Sensor (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/2PVA7mn
- Clough42 CNC Hobbed Bolt (eBay*): https://ebay.to/2C9ut8f
- Sony a7 III Mirrorless Camera (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/364DkpQ
- Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/2LBs9eQ
- GoPro Hero 5 Black (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/2WZuzcJ
- Sennheiser EW 112P G4 Wireless Microphone System (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/368r9IH
- Zoom H4n Pro Audio Recorder (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/3fVx3RW
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