I am including this page for the benefit of workshop owners who do not have milling
facilities, showing just what is possible if my lathe mounted milling head is made.
There are no essential milling tasks in making the head as even the ends of the plates
and angle could be finished by filing. However, packing them up on the cross slide,
and with a milling cutter in the lathes spindle, milling the ends of these for a
less arduous task is possible.
Photo 3 shows the stationary steam engine “Tina” that I made to prove the heads capabilities
which I think it does well, as for me I found the project a very satisfying one.
The following link details in full the process of making the engine using the milling
I am not going to comment individually on each photograph as I think they are self
explanatory. I do though below details some links from them to other pages on my
Photos 5 and 15 show a barrel shaped con rod with my method of machining the barrel
to be found here LINK
Photo 10 shows my mini boring head. LINK
Photos 13, 14 and 15 show my workpiece positioning fixture for the rotary table being