Stefan Gotteswinter - Modelengineering, Machining and Toolmaking in the Homeshop

Just a guy working in his basement shop.

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05-02-2017: Home Shop Machinist Podcast
Justin and Max just released a new episode of the Home Shop Machinst Podcast - A very entertaining episode about favourite non-machine-tool tools, pirate jokes and cars.
Direct link:
Home Shop Machinists Podcast Episode 3
iTunes link:
Home Shop Machinists Podcast on iTunes

03-02-2017: Cylindrical grinding attachement & Shop tips
I built an attachement for the surface grinder that allows for very precise cylindrical grinding between centers: Cylindrical grinding attachement
And on the same topic, Robin Renzetti (Who inspired me to this device) just showed an very ingenious way to do centerless grinding with a rather simple setup.

An section for simple, short shop tips was also added, it is down in the ressources section.

I will try to add content to that section (and the small projects section) on a regular basis.

02-02-2017: Compound replacement for the lathe
I made a solid replacement block for the compound of my lathe to increase the rigidity of the machine and to aid me in small production runs.
More is explained here or on the site specific to the lathe.


Shop equipment

  • The shop
  • 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

  • Small projects that are not worth a dedicated projectsite
  • 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
  • Downloads (manuals, plans, etc.)

    Random thoughts and rants

  • A loose collection of shop tips
  • Magnetic Chuck on the lathe?
  • My resources for research and informations?
  • Mist cooleant 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.