Stefan Gotteswinter - Modelengineering, Machining and Toolmaking in the Homeshop

Just a guy working in his basement shop.

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25-10-2016: Lathe chuck backstop
I built a backstop to machine disk shaped workpieces in the three jaw chuck with a high degree of precision. My design was inspired by Robin Renzetti. See the projects section for the full writeup.
24-10-2016: Bandsaw added to the machine section
I decided to add the bandsaw even if it is only a very utilitarian machine that is mostly used to break down material for further processing. But it has proven to be one of the most used machines and a great value for the money.
11-10-2016: Toolmakers magnets
See the projects section for the full article.


Shop equipment

  • Lathe µkroDreh 075-550
  • Milling machine Optimum MB4
  • Shaper Gack HE20
  • Engraving machine Deckel G1L
  • Surface grinder LIP515
  • D-Bit Grinder Holzmann UWS3
  • Unknown 4x6 Bandsaw
  • Projects

  • ER25 collet block
  • Indicator clamp
  • Tripan parting tool holder
  • Ball turning tool for my 10x22 lathe
  • Adapter plate to mount a chuck onto a rotary table
  • Universal micrometer with exchangable anvils
  • Chamfering machine
  • Box parallel/Setup cube
  • Swiveling angle head for the milling machine
  • Toolmakers magnets
  • Lathe chuck backstop
  • Downloads (manuals, plans, etc.)

    Random thoughts and rants

  • Magnetic Chuck on the lathe?
  • My resources for research and informations?
  • FAQ and Contact Informations

    My public email adress is in the Frequently asked Questions - Please take time and go through those before you email me, maybe your Question is already answered there. If you find a mistake on my website or I am totaly wrong on a topic, please feel free to email me.