Big machines commissioned!


It’s taken a while, but the Bridgeport mill and Myford lathe are now operational with inverters providing 3-phase power and the added bonus of variable control.

First job up is to use the power feed on the quill to get a good finish and final size the bores in the flywheels. That’s going well, which is a good sign as we’ll use the same method for boring the big end for the bearings.

Long term I plan to convert the Bridgeport to CNC, but for now it’s working just fine as a manual mill – and I’m loving it!!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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