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Project by geekwoodworker posted 74 days ago 3201 views 43 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this a few years ago. Didn’t have a specific project for it to be used on but figured better to have it made for when I need it. It will cut tapers, spirals, flutes, threaded wooden rods and many other items. Got the plans from shop notes issue 115.

Here is a video. http://www.shopnotes.com/issues/115/videos/router-milling-machine-video/

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 74 days ago

That is a pretty amazing machine.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#2 posted 73 days ago

Great machine. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve been thinking of building a router lathe for years. Ahh… some day… When I’ll have the time…

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 73 days ago

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DaveGlx

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#4 posted 73 days ago

Wow!!! Amazing build. Well done.

-- Dave -

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becikeja

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#5 posted 73 days ago

I have seen these before, but have never figured out how to build one. Nice job. This is great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 73 days ago

That is just plain cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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MarkTheFiddler

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#7 posted 73 days ago

I would love to see this baby in action! Do you have a picture of of something you milled with it? I’d love to see that as well.

That’s an incredible build. Clean precision. The gears look like a bear to build.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#8 posted 73 days ago

very well made and i like it very much. Thanks for sharing.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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Julian

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#9 posted 73 days ago

That is awesome. I purchased the same issue of ShopNotes just for this router lathe. Have not made it yet because I just do not have the space to store more tools in the garage. Now that you have it built, you need to come up with a project to put it to use.

-- Julian

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 73 days ago

A fine machine and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Knothead62

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#11 posted 73 days ago

A great project and what I noticed is that most of it is made of wood. Thanks for sharing.

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whitewulf

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#12 posted 73 days ago

Clever way to adjust for cutting tapers! ;-)

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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geekwoodworker

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#13 posted 73 days ago

Thanks everyone.

I intend to make some legs soon and will post some pics. The gears aren’t hard to make but very tedious and boring. Needed to take lots of breaks when making them.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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aussiedave

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#14 posted 73 days ago

Wow that is awesome…amazing job and a great idea….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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luv2learn

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#15 posted 67 days ago

Sean, I was looking at that issue yesterday. I have been wanting to build this since I first saw it in ShopNotes. Have you used it much? You did a great job on this lathe.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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