We had a couple customers showing off their engravings on Instagram recently. It is very impressive seeing how the different types of materials engraved and how precise they are coming out.
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Our Spindle Square was mentioned in a great article on Practical Machinist on 2/4/19. The article discusses different mechanisms for tramming a machine and links to a video of Keith Rucker using our Spindle Square and to our Ebay auctions. As a result of the article we are getting some higher than expected order volume so orders are delayed a few days while we build up the backlog. Please keep in contact with us if you have any questions.
We have started working on Metric Spindle Squares. It will be a few weeks before production gets up to where we publish them for sale. Here is a picture from our Instagram showing the first one off the line and another of the renders. Please contact us if you would like to pre-order a set.
Randy just did a wonderful video demonstrating how to tram in your bridgeport style milling machine utilizing one of our Adjustable Spindle Squares. He does a great job showing how you reference the gauges and the back and forth that can occur as you tighten down the bolts on the head.
Twitter user _MG_ has been utilizing our adjustable drag engraver to make very detailed circuit boards. He did a good overview video over on twitter:
(I have no financial ties to Bantam or Boring Research. I just like seeing cool things happen.) pic.twitter.com/Hg4QQhKV7U
— _MG_ (@_MG_) October 3, 2019
We have had requests to build a drag engraver that allowed for adjustment. This is very useful when engraving delicate objects such copper clad in PCB circuit board prototyping. The new product is listed on our drag engraver product page. It allows the end user to swap springs and adjust using a setscrew at the back of the engraver. We include an extra lighter weight spring with the order.
We are replacing our existing shop with a new facility with greater power, better noise insulation, a stronger floor and better venting. During this time we expect to continue business until we sell out of our inventory. We are hoping to be operational again in 2-3 months. The demolition is scheduled to begin at the end of February 2019.
Inventory is limited but we have been working hard to build a surplus over the last few months. Once it is sold out we will mark the page and provide a newsletter signup to keep up to date when production starts back up.
We will be raising our shipping prices to match what USPS rate hike on first class and priority mail. The changes appear minor for most of our shipment needs but customers may notice a slight change:
As always we combine shipping where possible.