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Sherline 5000 CNC mill

Status Sort of works (contact Jarrett, Richard, or Luke B for details)
Training Mandatory
Hackable Sort of (please keep usable as a CNC machine)
Usage Restrictions Members Only
Owner VHS
If it Breaks Put a “broken” sign on machine, post to Talk with details.
Loan Status Donated to VHS by John Craver
Arrival Date June 2010
Location Workshop
Value $2000
Champion See Compendium of Champions


Safety at a Glance

CNC machines don't care what they're cutting, whether it is steel, or human flesh for that matter...


  • Safety Glasses
  • Clamping devices (apply liberally; better to have more clamps at moderate pressure than few at great pressure, to avoid damaging the T-slot)
  • an experienced machine operator (if this is not you, you must get someone to help you!)

Optional (but recommended):

  • Face Shield

Not recommended (must have a reason why):

  • Hearing Protection (The CNC machine isn't very loud, and you will be able to determine how well a particular job is running based on how the machine sounds)


  • Gloves (NEVER use gloves near rotating machinery!)
  • Unclamped Material (can be thrown off the machine!)

Safe Operation Details


Notes for later:

  1. Machine zero, work zero and G28:

4 Axis TB6560 Controller board

  1. We have collets for 3mm, 4mm, 6mm and 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4“ shank end mills.
  2. We have a step block hold down set, a milling vice and a set of extra T-nuts to clamp your work.
  3. The upper e-stop button should work, but verify that it stops the mill before you begin any real operation.
tool/sherline_cnc_mill.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/13 23:37 by jarrett