If you search “Sherline” on YouTube, you will find a plethora of videos put up by Sherline customers. Sherline users are not only producing high-quality pieces with their Sherline machines, but many of them are also producing high-quality videos showcasing their work. They offer great how-tos and reviews on a variety of topics. These videos are the property of their creators and are unsolicited by Sherline.
MiniMachining Metal: machining on a smaller scale
A great collection of videos ranging from how to set up Sherline lathes and mills, discussing safety and terminology, to machining projects. Following is a list of links to his sites and some of his videos.
Lathe 102: Alignment, Accuracy, Capacity
Sherline Mill 101 – Terminology & Safety
Lathe 151 – Thread Cutting Attachment
Lathe 152 – External Thread Cutting
Sherline Lathe & Mill Backlash
Clickspring: Amateur Clockmaking, Machine Shop…and other stuff
Clickspring is a home machine shop channel, with a focus on clock making. Following is a list of links to his sites and some of his videos.
Machining A Tailstock Die Holder For The Sherline Lathe – Part 1
Machining A Tailstock Die Holder For The Sherline Lathe – Part 2
How to Make a Clock in the Home Machine Shop — 20 Part Series
KenToonz: The Art and Craftsmanship of Zeamon
Ken Condal has put together a series of videos highlighting many of his machining projects. Following is a list of links to his sites and some of his videos.
Making A Clock: Part 1 Introduction
Making A Clock: Part 2A Cutting Gear Teeth
Making A Clock: Part 2B Gear Spoke CAM
Making A Clock: Part 2C Cutting Gear Spokes
Making A Clock: Part 3 Making The Frame
Downriver Tools is a Sherline dealer that specializes in producing plan sets, and soon, finished tools and accessories to convert Benchtop and Tool Room lathes into production turret lathes. Following is a list of links to their sites and some of their videos.
Downriver Tools YouTube Channel
Inspire to Make: Videos of Cool DIY Objects
Igor creates beautiful DIY videos while creating cool objects, turned on a Sherline 4400 lathe, like a mini cannon and a ring crafted from a piece of meteorite. In addition to working with metals, he also shows his skills in woodworking, leather craftsmanship, and electronics.
Inspire to Make YouTube Channel
Hercek Fine Billiard Cues
Joel Hercek builds custom, one-of-a-kind cues for each of his customers. Hercek has built cues for some of today’s most famous players and astute collectors.
Hercek Fine Billiard Cues Website
Dzuricky Custom Cues
Bob Dzuricky makes custom pool cues using a custom-built Sherline lathe mounted to a CNC Router.
Video: Turning a Billiard Cue on a custom Sherline lathe mounted to a CNC Router
Carlos Vicente is producing helical gears on a Sherline mill without the aid of CNC. He prefers using more traditional methods when machining his projects. He is so “Old School” that he even has a steam engine that can run his lathe. To see more of his projects check out his YouTube channel. The videos are in Spanish, but he has provided English subtitles.
Video: Cutting Helical Gear on a Sherline Mill / Engranaje helicoidal en mini fresadora Sherline
David Lang sent us a video of his Reversing, Upright Steam Engine to share with other builders. If you have a video that you would like to share, you can send us your high-resolution footage and a short description, and we will prepare it for inclusion in the Customer Project Videos playlist on our YouTube channel.
David submitted a second video showing five different models he built on his Sherline NexGen CNC ball screw mill and a Sherline DRO lathe. Each engine is running on compressed air. David said the Horizontal Engine was based on “Steam Engine Plans Only” listed by Kenny on eBay. “Because the engine, according to the plans, was too large for my Sherline mill, I reduced the engine by 33% and was able to make all the parts.”
Franco CNC—Sherline CNC Chucker Lathe Customer Review
Franco CNC powers his chucker lathe with Centroid Acorn. He gives a quick run-through of the various standard and optional equipment that comes with the chucker lathe, and a review and demonstration of this new industrial offering from Sherline Industrial Products Division. Click on the links below to watch his videos. CLICK HERE to visit the Sherline IPD Chucker web page.
CNC Chucker Lathe by Sherline Powered by Centroid Acorn (CNC Chucker Lathe Review)
Making Parts On The Sherline CNC Industrial Chucker Lathe (Making RC Car parts)
Chris Millar—Adit 42: A Kinetic Sculpture
Chris has shared a YouTube video of his kinetic sculpture. CLICK HERE to see how it works.
Chris wrote, “A couple years ago I bought a Sherline lathe, milling machine, and many accessories. I created this sculpture over the last 2 years using the Sherline equipment— I thought you folks might be interested in seeing how creative people are using your great machines.
All the parts of this project are made from scratch, mostly made of brass, aluminum, and resin.”
Maker B—Portable Mini Safe
Maker B uses his Sherline machines to turn stainless steel bolts into a pocket safe.
CLICK HERE to see how he made a portable mini safe from stainless steel bolts.
Music Works Custom Batons
Alan Martin, of Music Works Custom Batons, turns custom conductor batons on a Sherline lathe. He describes the various materials and processes he uses in his custom work. Video courtesy of CNTV Consumer News Television.