ElgaKoster Posted October 24, 2015 Share Posted October 24, 2015 I finally bought a mill this last week, after going backwards and forwards between choosing either the Sherline or Proxxon mill for weeks...I settled on the Proxxon MF 70, basically for two reasons, it is a lot cheaper than the Sherline and it can go up to 20 000 rpm and since I do use small cutters a lot I thought it the best choice for now, a friend suggested the ideal would be to have both mills, so I guess I will still buy the Sherline some time in the future.I have realized over the last few weeks that many people own the Proxxon but don't really know how to use it for woodworking and I thought writing a tutorial is a good idea. Anybody is welcome to add any tips and methods that they like to use.First I made a wooden base to fit on the XY table using two of the screws that came with the mill, the base hangs over at the back and I glued a strip of wood to the underside of the base flush with the XY table. This will make it easy to reposition the wooden base back in place when I need to take it off.Next I milled a groove at the back and sides of the base as far as the movement of the XY table allowed me to go. My groove is about 4mm deep and 1/8" wide to fit the thickness of the wood that I want to use in the grooves to make prefect 90 degrees angles for placing pieces of wood ready for milling. In cutting the groove I went down only 0.5mm at a time so it took eight passes to go down the full depth, the end mill was also smaller than the final width that I wanted, so after reaching the full depth I made the groove wider a little bit at a time until my strips of wood fitted snugly into the groove.I don't like the two spanners that comes with the mill much, they are too short and thin in my opinion, so I use regular spanners on permanent loan from my husband's tool box...don't worry, he knows where to find them when he needs them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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