|Project by Mork||posted 03-30-2015 02:20 AM||2166 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I got some surplus linear slides from work the other day (gold mine?) which allowed me to build a long awaited router attachment for my wood lathe. I already had a metal lathe chuck on my lathe which in the past I used mostly for drilling… Anyway, I drilled and threaded 1/4-20 hole in the the hex head of a 5/8” bolt (which is the bore side of my lathe head stock) and used it as a mandrel. Now I can drill a 1/4 hole in some slab of wood and shape it into a hand wheel, pulley etc. for used on Wimshurst Machines (see Wimshurst in my projects).
So far it only has one adjustable axis but will soon have two. I am using a C-clamp to hold the depth. This thing throws chips everywhere but works way better than I imagined!