- Mar 23, 2008
I have been following the Sherline Mill for Bushings thread. I mostly do my bushing work with a KWM bushing machine, but want a better method to find securely find the original center. Thus, the Sherline mill sounds like a path I would want to take. I have two old lathes that I do not use - perhaps because they need parts. However, I have a need to bush barrels and I do not have a device to hold the barrels or lids in these old lathes. But, I see the Sherline lathe has the 3 and 4 jaw chucks that would hold the barrels/lids nicely. Can a Sherline Mill accomplish bushings for barrels/lids just the same? Or is the lathe a better tool for that? I also need a method to polish pivots, is a lathe the way to go? Perhaps a need both mill and lathe!