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Rong-Fu RF-25 Mill.

Digital Readout (DRO).

Six-inch wide mill vise.

Using a Swiss Dial Test Indicator (0.0005"
scale) to align the solid-jaw of the mill vise.

1/8" thick parallel set.

Adjustable parallel set.

Wavy parallel set.

1/2" thick parallel set.


Variable-angle V-block.

Micro V-block.

Square & hex 5C collet fixtures
with pin spanner wrench.

Adjustable work stop.

Smaller transfer vise held in larger mill vise.

360 degree rotary 5C collet fixture.

R8, 5C, ER-40, & ER-16 collet types.

Electronic edge finder with over-travel protection.

Center-cutting (left) & non-center
cutting (right) type end mills.

End mills.

3/4" shanked fly cutter with brazed carbide tool bit.

Fly cutter sweeping the surface of an aluminum part.

Mist lubrication system.

Sine vises.

Saw blade & arbor used to cut a slot in a mill setup.

Tramming a 6" rotary table.

Tramming a rotary table with a 6",
4-jaw lathe chuck, attached.

Chucks with different shank types: straight, MT-2, R-8.

High-precision L-bracket fixture.

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R-8 mill accessories.

Taig-based CNC micro-mill system.

CNC computer.

MediaServer 2.

Opto-isolation board that electrically separates &
protects computer & stepper motor circuits.

CNC stepper motors with
Molex-connected wired cables.

CNC mill's X-Y-Z axes over-travel switches.

True RMS multimeter with many functions.

Mill spindle RPM infrared pick-up emitter
glowing at the invisible 940 nanometer wavelength

Owon HDS2425 40 MHz handheld oscilloscope.

CNC-controlled rotary table.

Tramming part in CNC 4th axis rotary table.

Mach 3 CNC mill software.

A precision tooling plate for the micro-CNC mill.

CNC mill cutting a pocket.

CNC mill cutting a brass involute gear.

Click to see digitizing probe movie.

CNC-cut involute gears.

Gear animation.

Brass CNC-cut escapement
gear for a pendulum clock.

Jet BD-920N 9x20 (swing x length) lathe.

Lathe compound angle fixture.

Carbide insert negative 5 deg rake lathe tool bits.

Setting a 60 degree thread-cutting
tool bit normal to work piece.

Thread cutting tool bit retractor accessory.

Carbide insert cut-off tool.

High speed steel (HSS) back cut-off tool.

OEM Jet belt/pulley system
for stepped 6-speed control.
Note tumble-reverse gear.

Modified Jet with variable-speed
high-torque DC motor & timing drive belt.

Tool post grinder.

Tool post grinder sharpening a punch on the lathe.

Tramming 4-screw 5C collet chuck on the lathe.

Five-inch 3-jaw lathe chuck.

Tramming a brass part in a 4-jaw lathe chuck.

Variable-size arbor holding
a machined brass disk.

CNC-type extended live center for lathe tailstock.

Lathe tailstock DRO.

Chucks for lathes & drill presses.

Carbide insert boring bar on a lathe.

Shop fabricated ball-cutting fixture.

Taig micro-lathe baseline configuration.

CNC converted Taig micro-lathe.

Taig Micro Lathe converted to CNC.
Photo shows cutting first taper without a compound.

CNC lathe cutting a half-sphere ended aluminum part.

CNC lathe cutting 1/4-20 thread in brass.

Taig lathe speed reduction pulleys &
spindle RPM IR opto-pickup.

Jet metal band saw.

Modified band saw table.

Bench grinder with adapted drill chuck.

Carbide tool bit grinder.

RF-25 mill setup as a drill press.

A Jet 17" swing floor drill press.

Digital depth gauge.

Lettered, numbered, & fractional drill bit set (USA).

Large-diameter, Silver-Deming drill bit set.

Silver-Deming drill bits with aluminum holder.

Center drill bit set.

Zero-fluke, 82 degrees countersink set.

Precision fractional reamers.

Broach cutting.

Fractional counterbores with fixed pilots.

Counterbores with interchangeable sized pilots.

High-speed engraving bits.

Bench drill presses.

Micro-drill press X-Y table. 

Height gauge being used to scrib a part.

1-2-3, 2-3-4, & 2-4-6 (inches)
precision-ground steel

High-precision gauge block set.

Dial Test Indicator (DTI) (Swiss).

Digital DTI.

Electronic height gauge (Japan).

Height gauge hole center-finder accessory.

Z-Axis height gauge for setting cutter depth on a mill.

Universal Gauge (USA).

Z-Axis height gauge for setting cutter depth on a mill.

Pin gauge set.

Inside diameter gauge set.

Digital calipers (Japan).

Digital micrometer with holder.

Anti-microbial tool bin liner.

1" to 6" range micrometer set.

6" to 12" range micrometer set.

Hub micrometer.

Deep-throat micrometer.

Cylinder thickness micrometer.

Slot-depth micrometer.

Point micrometer.

Small-faces micrometer.

Disk micrometer.

Thread measurement micrometer
with interchangeable anvils.

Inside diameter micrometer.

Inside diameter gauge set (Japan).

Transfer pin set.

Mechanical protractor scale.

Hand thread tapping.

Semi-automatic machine thread tapping on a mill.

Mini, hand thread tapper.

Hand tapping a 0-80 thread.

Tap handle for lathes.

Micro tap handles.

Tap guide assures perpendicular
threads & helps reduce tap breakage.

A Stirling Engine.

Transfer vise holding a part.

Part transferred from previous operation.

Ubiquitous, obligatory bench vise (Taiwan).

Hand vise, wide (Germany).

Hand vise, narrow (Germany).

Custom-made hand vises with
LH & RH adjustment screws.