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Knox Makers™ - Machining Zone

The Machining Zone is designed for machining, layout, inspection, metrology and prototyping.  The area is equipped with lathes, milling machines, drill presses, band saws and sorted hand tools.   A wide variety of fasteners, endmills, and lathe bits are available in our maching zone store.

RESOURCES
  • Bridgeport Mill Machining
  • Grizzly G0602 10" x 22" Lathe
  • Mini Mill
  • 7" x 10" Mini Lathe
  • Drill Press
  • Rockwell 20" Metal-Wood Variable Speed Band Saw
  • Delta 14" Metal/Wood Band Saw
  • Small Horizontal Bandsaw
  • 30 ton H-Frame Press
  • 3-in-1 Metal Shear/Brake/Roll
  • Arbor Press
  • 18" x 24" Surface Plate

Machining Store, Layout Bench & Hand Tools

Bridgeport Milling maching in use

Zone News

New Cordless Drill & Charging station added.

December 20, 2019

Added a Ryobi 6 port super charger, cordless drill & impact driver, complete with 6 battery packs!  No more schlepping over to wood working to borrow theirs!

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Eye Protection Station added to Bridgeport.

January 30, 2019

Added a eye protection station above the control box on the Brideport mill.  It has a pair of over-the-glasses and standard safety glasses.   Placed in line of site to help remind you to wear them while using the mill.

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Electrical Cord Reel & Power Strips!

December 29, 2018

The retractable power cord reel has been moved and two 8 outlet power strips have been installed on the assembly table. No more tripping over the power extension cord or bumping your head into it! Next is to wire up the inspection table with some outlets!

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Zone Improvement – Collet Rack

December 14, 2018

Installed a R8 Collet rack, complete with 3D printed inserts and all the collets on the Bridgeport Mill below the DRO

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Spill Proof Oil Cans

November 18, 2018

Finished up the spill proof oil can project.  We have three sets of three.  Black is for ferrous metal cutting fluid.  Grey is for aluminum and teal is for tapping fluid. Labels are coming soon!

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Knurled Knob for Hydraulic Press!

November 17, 2018

Made a aluminum knurled knob for the hydraulic press jack.  No more having to remove the handle from the jack to turn the valve!

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