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Blog entry by Don Butler posted 11-05-2016 08:30 PM 852 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love this mill.
It’s enabled me to do things I had only wished for.
A couple of years ago I thought I should sell it because I hadn’t been using it much and I felt a little guilty for not using it and I thought it should be making another woodworker happy. But my family talked me out of it.
Fast forward to 2016. I have had a serious turn in my health and now it’s obvious I SHOULD sell it.

So, here’s the rundown. The 1500EX is a big tool. Over 9 feet long. It turns all kinds of spirals and spindles, as well as doing highly accurate joinery It has a horizontal turn table for making rosettes and such. It will do repeatable template work. There is a motorized drive with forward and reverse and limits switches. Many gears for different tool speeds relative to the headstock. It comes with a 3hp Hitachi M12V plunge router. A number of big carbide bits for doing rope turnings and has a set of four VHS videos for assembly and operation (DVD copies available)
It also has a shopbuilt roller carriage to move it when necessary.

I’ve done the research and have been advised to start the asking price at $3000 plus shipping if necessary. It would be preferable to have it picked up. US Currency only, no checks, money order or cards

PM me if interested.

Don

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#1 posted 11-05-2016 09:17 PM

Sorry to hear your health is making you sell this. I sincerely hope it finds another good home. Do you have pictures ? That might help you sell it.
Take care sir.
Best wishes.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 11-17-2016 03:54 PM

sorry, the site won’t allow me to upload photos

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 01:31 PM

Finally I’m able to upload my photos.
The first one is a stock photo from the mfr.
The second is a table top photo of the parts, pieces and accessories.
Don

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#4 posted 03-11-2017 02:41 PM

Hi Don, is you mill still available?

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Don Butler

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#5 posted 03-11-2017 07:00 PM

I do still have the mill.
It is 9’8.5” from drive motor to crank handle.
82” from head stock to fully retracted tail stock
39” from floor to top rails, including shop made mobility cart.
9.5” between the rails ( widest turning possible)
Yes I have done many spirals. Some are canes and walking sticks, others as large as porch pillars.
The x axis can be run with the adjustable speed motor or it can be hand cranked through the head stock mechanism.
The z azis, when motor driven, has adjustable limit switches and full speed control.
As previously stated, it has a template follower, horizontal rotary table ( for making things like escutcheon plates).
Full set of gears to change pitch also a reverser to reverse pitch.
Going with the mill is a nice set of large solid carbide profile bits with .5” shanks.
Included is a Hitachi 3.25 HP router and a set of four VHS tapes on assembly, maintenance and use of the mill.
Regards,
Don

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#6 posted 03-14-2017 11:30 AM

Friends,
I have sold the mill.

Respectfully yours,
Don

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#7 posted 03-14-2017 02:45 PM

I once had a 7’ grand piano. I sold it to my church. Still get to hear it every week.

I hope you one day will drive by the new home of this mill and see some spiral columns on a porch.

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