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Project by brianpoundingnails posted 05-03-2018 08:26 PM 2038 views 9 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at what was available on the market in the way of log furniture making tools I was not impressed.
I decided to make a jig that functions as a lathe, mortise, large capacity drill press and sawmill. I designed it on
a 3-d solid modeling program. Take a look at more pics on dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nr4yw91iv2hgdl0/AACv5-Unq_KSGyYK-2YHwWIBa?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pq9hfk8rqr7l416/AADQZxeku_HGeIBLpz4MeasIa?dl=0


-- 2018 B.C.





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MilFlyer

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#1 posted 05-03-2018 08:36 PM

Wow! That’s pretty impressive!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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brianpoundingnails

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#2 posted 05-03-2018 09:43 PM


Wow! That s pretty impressive!

- MilFlyer

Thanks a lot. I had as much fun building it as I do building the furniture.
( I ain’t scared of nothin but women and the po-lice.) Jerry Reed in Gator.

-- 2018 B.C.

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 05-03-2018 09:45 PM

Wow what a mind to come up with that build….and a Woodworker as well!!

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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brianpoundingnails

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#4 posted 05-03-2018 10:03 PM



Wow what a mind to come up with that build….and a Woodworker as well!!

- Hawaiilad

Thanks a bunch. That is some very nice work yourself. The bandsaw boxes are very cool. I used to make puzzle
animals somewhat similar.

-- 2018 B.C.

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BurlyBob

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#5 posted 05-03-2018 11:20 PM

I agree with every one else. That is one incredible setup. Way beyond my skill set.

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brianpoundingnails

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#6 posted 05-03-2018 11:38 PM



I agree with every one else. That is one incredible setup. Way beyond my skill set.

- BurlyBob

You might be surprised. The machine is easier to build than building the furniture without it by a long shot.
It takes more get up and go than skill set. From your pictures you seem to have adequate. Thanks.

-- 2018 B.C.

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swirt

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#7 posted 05-04-2018 01:33 AM

Wow. Quite amazing a machine you have built.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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brianpoundingnails

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#8 posted 05-04-2018 02:11 AM


Wow. Quite amazing a machine you have built.

- swirt


Wow. Quite amazing a machine you have built.

- swirt


Thank you my friend. When I first started I mounted my bandsaw on a dolly on a track and propped logs on sawhorses to resaw them. Keep making those shavings.

-- 2018 B.C.

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#9 posted 05-04-2018 06:52 AM

This is some very unique 4-5 in one maschine -mindblowing engineering work and I see all those features realy work fine. I’ve never seen something simillar to that -awesome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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muesli

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#10 posted 05-04-2018 08:55 AM

This machine is quite impressive and even more, that you constructetd and built it on your own!
I really like the products you make and I hope you get the success that you deserve!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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mahdee

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#11 posted 05-04-2018 11:58 AM

Great job on the build. You should patent it right away.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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brianpoundingnails

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#12 posted 05-04-2018 12:48 PM



Great job on the build. You should patent it right away.

- mahdee

I copyrighted the blueprints instead. Much easier and no sharp-nosed greymen to deal with. I offer a lease on the blueprints so you can build your own. Go to this dropbox link and read the F.A.Q.s: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nr4yw91iv2hgdl0/AACv5-Unq_KSGyYK-2YHwWIBa?dl=0

-- 2018 B.C.

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eztrigger

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#13 posted 05-04-2018 12:54 PM

that is one serious machine

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#14 posted 05-04-2018 12:55 PM

very ingenious, I questioned turning it with a drill, but then figured out it is not really doing the work, other motors are. nice build for sure.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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brianpoundingnails

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#15 posted 05-04-2018 01:35 PM


very ingenious, I questioned turning it with a drill, but then figured out it is not really doing the work, other motors are. nice build for sure.

- bushmaster

The drill only turns the lathe. I tried an induction motor with a dimmer switch first, but when you applied a load
to make a cut, r.p.ms dropped. A gear motor with a speed control was necessary. I looked at some expensive single purpose motors and speed controls before I realized a drill was the same thing. I’d rather have two or three
drills than spend that kind of money on a single purpose item. The drill detaches in less than 30 seconds and is infinitly adjustable on speed. I can take a 3/8” cut on oaks with no variation in rpm speed. The feed handwheels
have hex stubs where you can turn them with a 1/2’ drill or air ratchet for quick traverse.

-- 2018 B.C.

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