|Project by Mark55||posted 10-07-2012 11:00 PM||15758 views||38 times favorited||28 comments|
As promised I said I was going to post my homemade milling machine. This has been a work in progress for the last 5 years on and off. This is the third one I built each time improving it a little to work out the bugs. I have a lot of fun with it and the things you can do with it are just amazing.
The features of the machine includes an X,Y and Z axis with 26” of movement right to left 18” of movement front to back, 14” of movement up and down on the overarm, up to 45 degree angle on router head for angle cutting and plunging, foot operated plunge feature with 5” of travel, it has stops on the movements to duplicate cuts.
Some of the things you can do with it include mortising, pin routing, carving, great for making model parts. bowls round molding parts mill flat small pieces of wood, sign making, mill end grain cutting boards and it goes on. As the post goes on I will post pictures of some of the projects I have done with it. I have made many clocks with it there are a couple I posted in the projects.
I am actually working on a new improved one now and hope to have plans available for it. it is designed to be built for under $600.
Here is a photobucket link to pictures of a few projects. http://photobucket.com/routermill
-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com