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Forum topic by deucefour posted 12-16-2010 04:09 AM 6701 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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deucefour

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12-16-2010 04:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe router turning

I have been looking at some of the cool twisted, hollow woodturnings and want to make a router lathe. Does anyone out there know about these or has anyone built one? any help would be greatly appreciated, I plan to make a very cool secret project for my wife.

Thanks Ya’ll

Robert


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#1 posted 12-16-2010 04:37 AM

Is this the type of tool your thinking about. a Legacy Ornamental Mill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpDJNYqCrEU

here’s a shop made one http://www.castlesimon.com/Projects/OrnamentalMill.aspx

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 04:57 AM

I found a craftsman copycrafter a few years ago. It was desighned for doing just that. I does work but certainly has its shortcomings. Its no legacy mill for sure but they can be had pretty cheaply. I don t think they have made these things for 20 or so years. Good luck JB BTW, I believe I paid 25.00 for mine.

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 04:59 AM

Look for Router Magic by Bill Hylton. There’s an entire chapter in the book about building one.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#4 posted 12-16-2010 05:04 AM

You can also look at the latest issue of ShopNotes (Vol 20 Issue 115). It has a project in the back half on making your own Router Milling Machine.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 12-16-2010 06:58 AM

Bill Hylton’s Router Magic contains a 29-page chapter on how to build and use a standalone “Router Lathe”. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762101857/ref=pd_cmp_rvi_1_a/103-5310047-2674219?n=283155

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#6 posted 12-16-2010 11:23 AM

You can get a Sears router crafter on ebay for $100-200

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-16-2010 08:34 PM

Thank you gentlemen for all your help, as usual I have plenty of information from which to get ideas from. I hope I can help one of you sometime.

Robert

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