- Nov 23, 2018
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My drill press is so sloppy, I already made a bad mistake tryhing to use it to drill holes for pins in a D1-5 ER collet holder. I could not get the correct accuracy. That doesn't mean that a lot of those engines cannot be made without a mill, it just means I'm putting my energy into gettings the mill going.I made mine without a mill (just the drill press). A mill definitely makes it easier but not essential.
I have a lot of small parts I can make on the lathe, which I do, or at least get them to the point of ready for milling operations. I have lots of bolts and screws and shoulder bolts in this condition. I'm going to start on little brass parts soon.