Stefan Gotteswinter - Modelengineering, Machining and Toolmaking in the Homeshop

Just a guy working in his basement shop.

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14-06-2017: Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 6
I was for a second time guest to the Home Shop Machinist Podcast, joining Justin and Max, talking shop, scraping, beer, Makita and Bosch tools and books:
Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 6 – All Scraped Up

12-06-2017: Scraping Videos
I did a first pair of scraping videos, showing the tools, the basic principle of scraping, how to read the blueing on the part and how to sharpen the scraper:
Basic Scraping: Flat Surfaces – Part 1

Basic Scraping: Flat Surfaces – Part 2

Thanks to Richard King for his class and his encouragement – If you want to learn hands on scraping a class with him is absolutely a good idea, he will teach you a proven technique that allowed him to make a living of rebuilding machines.

There is also a video on the Denmark scraping class I attended in April 2017 availible.

03-06-2017: Bandsaw motor, Bandsaw vertical modification
The motor on my bandsaw was changed against a german made industrial gearhead motor: New motor for the bandsaw

I also ditched the horizontal sawing capability of the bandsaw and made it a vertical-only-bandsaw: Vertical modification


Shop equipment

  • The shop
  • Small machines
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.