|Project by geekwoodworker||posted 05-28-2014 09:22 PM||6561 views||34 times favorited||13 comments|
Saw this on woodgears.ca and had to make one. I built this one quickley with the intent of making a better one later. It has worked so well I haven’t had a reason to make another nicer looking one.
I have made some modifications on it such as:
1. I used 16mm shafts with brass bushings at first but then upgraded to 16mm linear bearings. Definately a better way of going.
2. Built a maple top with T-slots on top surface and on front edge so I could add different fences and hold downs.
3. Put the handle on the right side as I like to stand behind the machine when using it and not beside it like Mathias does.
4. I used t-slots for positive stops left, right, front and back. At first I had them at front near table but they filled up with wood chips so I moved them to the back and haven’t had any problems since.
I love this machine and use it all the time. Used it to make the base it is sitting on. I use loose tenons as I find that easier. I also use regular carbide bits. Some people may use up spiral bits as it pulls wood chips out of the hole. I find that the chips are blown out by the bit anyway. Since regular bits are cheaper and I build these tools to save money then I am way ahead of the game.
I don’t think I will make another one any time soon.
Here is a short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD9Z4eJylG8