Stefan Gotteswinter - Modelengineering, Machining and Toolmaking in the Homeshop

Just a guy working in his basement shop.

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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

03-10-2017: Home Shop Machinists Podcast, New surface plate
Episode 11 of the Home Shop Machinist Podcast just got released!
Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 11 – Shop of the Future

I got a new surface plate:
Small tools and accessories - Surface plate
A nice 640x400mm plate, grade 0, better than 7/1000mm within flatness allowed, inspection report shows 3,5/1000mm max. deviation.

07-09-2017: Indicator stand, Home Shop Machinists Podcast
Robin Renzetti showed a very well designed indicator stand on Instagram - I decided to build a copy of that indicator stand:
Solid indicator stand

Speaking of Robin - He was guest at the Home Shop machinist Podcast. A two hour episode, well worth listening to, lots of small bits of knowledge from a veteran of the trade. Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 10 - Practitioner of the Mechanical Arts

If you are not listening to that episode, you are realy missing out.


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.