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Project by chucko posted 03-12-2011 10:05 AM 33428 views 47 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In ShopNotes No. 115, Vol. 20, Shows how to build a milling machine that uses your router to create decorative profiles on a workpiece, like a table leg. The key to how this milling machine works is the router bits used and the setup of the gears. I cut the gears for a buddy.

Router Milling Machine Video

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

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Tutorials on cutting wooden gears.

http://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/plywood_gears.html

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-make-wooden-gears-for-complex-woodworking-projects-401450/

http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3361

http://wn.com/Cutting_wooden_gears





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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 03-12-2011 12:30 PM

Great looking gears. How about some details on cutting them and some photos of the jig in action when it’s finished? Thanks for the video link. I wanted one before I saw the video… Now I have to go buy the magazine…

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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LarryN

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#2 posted 03-12-2011 02:25 PM

Nice job on the gears, I’m with Hal, gotta go pick up that issue of shopnotes… thanks for your post Chucko

-- Larry, North Carolina

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Les Casteel

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#3 posted 03-12-2011 02:46 PM

Yes please!, I’d love to know how to cut wooden gears!

-- Les, Arkansas, www.woodthatrocks.com

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kiefer

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#4 posted 03-12-2011 04:07 PM

nice work chucko !!!!!!!!!!
nice to see some tool innovation like this on this website
i am into this myself and have posted several jigs
the best site for wooden gears i have found is wood gears see link

http://woodgears.ca/

kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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fernandoindia

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#5 posted 03-12-2011 08:35 PM

Hey Chucko, nice gears ! Are you working on the milling machine?

Wow, I look forward to it.

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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devann

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#6 posted 03-12-2011 08:47 PM

Those are well done. I want to make one. ditto Hal and thanks for the post.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Holmer

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#7 posted 03-13-2011 02:36 AM

I just saw this set up at the Wood Show here in Atlanta, it looked well put together. They are still working out the details for it but looks like a very promising device.

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 03-13-2011 02:47 AM

Very interesting! Thanks for the post.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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JasonWagner

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#9 posted 03-13-2011 03:34 AM

yep, cool looking machine in shop notes. i’d love to have the time and patience to make it. curious about how you did the gears.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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mirock

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#10 posted 03-14-2011 09:22 AM

Very interesting project. I thought, if that have not to me, but i can to make router with gear-feed on base of this idea. It maybe was going back and forth to worktable & cutting witn without the use of a template.

(Canadian, as always on top)))

-- Vladimir Ukraine http://archiwood.com.ua/ http://www.architector.dp.ua/

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iSteve

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#11 posted 02-13-2013 09:05 PM

I realize I’m a little behind at making one of these, but I started today and noticed there is no pattern for the main gear.

Do you have a pattern Chucko? Or the info to print one from woodgears.ca?

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chucko

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#12 posted 02-13-2013 10:33 PM

iSteve
I had a hard drive crash and lost all the cad drawing for the gears.

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kit10n

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#13 posted 07-28-2013 10:33 AM

any more info on the number settings on the gears and what it does?

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chucko

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#14 posted 07-28-2013 02:45 PM

I don’t have the magazine and no info. If you have a library by you see if they have ShopNotes magazine, No. 115, Vol. 20, Shows how to build a milling machine that uses your router to create decorative profiles on a workpiece.

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chucko

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#15 posted 10-23-2013 11:51 AM

ShopNotes #115, Vol. 20, Milling Machine Gear Patterns and Setup info, PDF Format.

http://www.shopnotes.com/files/issues/115/milling-machine-patterns-and-setup.pdf

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