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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-15-2014 11:22 PM 6799 views 52 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 06-16-2014 12:12 AM

That is a pretty amazing machine.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#2 posted 06-16-2014 07:35 AM

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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#3 posted 06-16-2014 08:46 AM

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-16-2014 09:00 AM

Wow!!! Amazing build. Well done.

-- Dave -

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becikeja

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#5 posted 06-16-2014 12:08 PM

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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#6 posted 06-16-2014 12:42 PM

That is just plain cool. Great job

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

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#7 posted 06-16-2014 01:09 PM

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 06-16-2014 02:47 PM

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

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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#9 posted 06-16-2014 03:03 PM

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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#10 posted 06-16-2014 03:05 PM

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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#11 posted 06-16-2014 07:12 PM

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

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#12 posted 06-16-2014 10:57 PM

Clever way to adjust for cutting tapers! ;-)

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#13 posted 06-16-2014 10:58 PM

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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#14 posted 06-17-2014 01:25 AM

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

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

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#15 posted 06-22-2014 11:27 PM

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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