Stefan Gotteswinter - Modelengineering, Machining and Toolmaking in the Homeshop

Just a guy working in his basement shop.

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03-12-2017: Home Shop Machinists Podcast
Also important to note, there was another episode of the HSM-Podcast released:
Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 13 – Have You Checked Your Oil?
Interesting discussion about lubrication of machine tools and Justin bought another machine, a Canadian made lathe.

I want to add one or two points regarding lubrication/maintenance and will do a video on that topic in the future.
As for providing oil to Zerkfittings, I found that a push-style greasegun works generaly ok with heavy way oil, especially the one made by Mato:
Mato PO 150-2 (Sorry, did not find a link in english.)

For the smaller type of oil-point with the ball I prefer a good oilpump like the Reilang which has no problem of creating enough pressure to get the oil past the ball and into the oil grooves.

07-11-2017: Home Shop Machinists Podcast
A new episode of the Home Shop Machinists Podcast is out - I am a bit late to listen to it, but it was a great episode, sure fun to listen to.
Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 12 – ABOM79!!!

The Quick Tips section got also an update, mostly toolgrinding related:
Quick Tips

08-10-2017: Sine dresser
I had to build a sine dresser for an upcoming project, to grind some dovetails on the surface grinder.
Sine dresser


Shop equipment

  • The shop
  • Small machines and accessories
  • Lathe µkroDreh 075-550
  • Milling machine Optimum MB4
  • Shaper Gack HE20
  • Engraving machine Deckel G1L
  • Surface grinder LIP515
  • Isel Miniflat i-TM 40-2 Cnc Router
  • D-Bit Grinder Holzmann UWS3
  • Unknown 4x6 Bandsaw
  • Projects

  • Small projects that are not worth a dedicated projectsite
  • Customer 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
  • Toolmakers block
  • Tripan toolholders
  • Cylindrical grinding attachement
  • Rotary Broach
  • Solid indicator stand
  • Sine dresser
  • Links, Book recommendations and other resources

    Downloads (manuals, plans, etc.)

    Random thoughts and rants

  • A loose collection of shop tips
  • Magnetic Chuck on the lathe?
  • Mist coolant systems
  • 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.