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#1 posted 03-24-2010 10:01 PM

Well I built a box with an indexing key in the bottom 1.5 inchs wide to slide in the track on the lathe bed. I mounted my router installed a streight cutting bit and set the depth. I started the router up off of the piece of stock that I had mounted between the centers on my lathe. Slowly moved the router down the lathe bed about 1/4 inch. I turned the stock in the lathe by hand to make sure that I was cutting it the correct size. Once I was sure the size was correct I stated the lathe at about 1000rpm, and pushed my router slowly down the lathe bed towards the drive end. Much to my suprise the cut was smooth, and the router did not want to jump around at all. Although I was taking a very small cut. Would I do this again? Well i’m going to have to I have tons of these things to make. It’s kind of unnerving having two machines that can bite you spinning at the same time. I am going to explor a power feed option for the router as well as someway to make things alittle more adjustable. With a power feed I could do a twisting cut, also with an indixer I could do flutting. I will get some pictures when I can.

-- Ray

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