Mark Presling was kind enough to mention us on his YouTube channel when talking about what the budget is for owning a BridgePort style milling machine. We appreciate the mention and the note around our hometown. We would suggest checking out some of his other very educational videos. The series on marking and finishing is very interesting.
We plan to list our Metric Spindle Squares soon. If you are interested in one please contact us.
Do you have a custom router and can’t find an easy way to tram it in? We offer custom shanks for all of our spindle squares to fit the limited z length in many router applications. We can also change the shank size to the needs of your spindle. Just drop us a note with your specifications and we will be in touch with a quote. Here are a few examples:
We are experiencing some supply and shipping delays due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We are still operating and processing orders it has impacted how quickly we can get some orders out and how long they take to get to our customers. When we receive an order we will let our customers know the estimated ETA to ship.
International Orders have been hit the hardest. We are experiencing long delays in European customs. In some cases we have seen up to 7 weeks to process through. Due to this we will only be quoting express shipping internationally to insure better tracking of packages and quicker deliveries.
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.