Hey guys anyone had used Sherline machines to make Stop Motion Ball & Socket armatures.

I want to see some reviews about the Drill and the lathe.

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Buy Tom Brierton's book.All the armature joints made in that book are done on Sheeline machines.

Thanks John, i already have that book. I'm looking for someone any other experience with sherline machines.

Thanks anyway.



John Polacchi said:

Buy Tom Brierton's book.All the armature joints made in that book are done on Sheeline machines.

I imagine there is probably a "Sheerline" group out there somewhere to join?I don't know if contacting "Sheerline" you will get the answer/information you want/are looking for?They'll tell you that they make the "best" table top machines on the market more than likely because they want to make a sale.I've never used one,only full-sized lathes and mills.I'd check out the Sheerline web page anyway.They have live video(If I remember correctly) of machines being used,check out youtube also.Ask others and see what they say?I'm not sure what Sheerline machine's performace is like?They have a good 4-5 table top mill models to choose from as well as lathes(maybe more?).They are still "lite duty" machines,but I think they have the rpm's that you can run carbide tooling if that's something you are interested in?You probably can't take heavy cuts or hog off large amounts of material,but I could be mistaken.Stability I think would probably be the biggest issue with the milling machines.Heck,if I were you,I'd ask Tom what his opinions are of Sheerline machines.It couldn't hurt.

Thanks man, helps a lot. I'm looking for a precise machine to  make the hings and joints, especially a mill.

I will look for more information, thanks, i apreciated that.

I can't speak on Sheerline's acuracy.It is probably pretty good,or at least "good enough" for machining armature parts.If you want *true* acuracy,you can't beat an older,well maintained mill like Bridgeport,Cincinatti,Clausing or Hardinge.

Yeh, thats true if you are living in US or maybe UE.I'm from Brazil, and i'm battling to find a decent mill with an affordable price.

Here you can find almost only chinese machines, thats trash.

I'm trying to find a way to go to US and bring a sherline mill.Its not heavy like a full-sized mill.

Thats why im asking all those questions.

Thanks bro.

Well,there's really "no almost" about it.Chinese machines and tooling is "junk".Some people like them,they are cheap,easy to use etc.I can't imagine why you couldn't get a Sheerline machine "delivered" to you unless the shipping would be too much?Well,let us know how it works out.I'm struggling trying to get my hands on a mill too,but I'm not in the market for a Sheerline.I'm looking for a larger tool room mill that is still smaller than a full sized Bridgeport.They are tougher to find and more expensive to purchase.

 

You could try Model Engineers. Here they discuss Sherline.

http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=35494

Thanks fleshmap, im looking righty now the link that you post.

If you're shopping for Sherline sized machines you should definitely consider the Taig. Cnczone forum has an entire subforum in their benchtop section dedicated to them. They're American made and can use a lot of the same tooling as the sherlines. I've got a sherline rotary table for mine.Here's a size comparison, sherline on the right, taig on the left. There's tons of stuff for them on youtube as well.

Beware: machining can be a deeep rabbithole to fall into if you let it.

Yeh icepick, im trying to compare a sherline basic model with the Taig basic model, and im seeing that taig is a little more cheap then sherline. I have to consider the weight of both machines, because of the ship price.More weight, more money.Hehehe.

I'm from Brazil.I'm consider to go to US just to buy a basic model of one these mill, and bring with me. In some cases this is cheaper then order.

I don't know much about Taig....can anyone elaborate on them?What tooling/collets does Taig use?I'm considering that if I can get my hands on a small Atlas or Hardinge horizointal mill that I'll put either a Sheerline or a Taig vertical head onto it.

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