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Forum topic by Kevin_WestCO posted 06-09-2011 12:07 AM 975 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2011 12:07 AM

I purchased a couple pieces of old equipment recently. I bought everything the guy had that would be useful to me but unfortunately I haven’t been able to figure out any uses for one.

It is an old line bore machine. It works just fine as it sits but I’m not able to really use it for what I’m planning on building. I thought about turning it into a horizontal router/mortising machine but I’m not sure….. Also, I know its roughly 40-50’s… Do i re purpose something that old? Or should I restore and leave in the shop for conversational beer thirty?

I’m going to mainly be building custom furniture pieces…

Any ideas?????

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 12:13 AM

That looks like a multi bit drill boring machine .In this case two bits which can be adjusted lateraly usually used for dowelling wood prior to gluing up etc.A nice tool. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 12:17 AM

Scotsman.. Yea… It currently has two milling bits attached to it… I though maybe set it up to do mortise cuts.

But it sounds like your right..

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 12:47 AM

it is a maschine to bore holes for dovels both in to the end of a board but also on the side of the board
depending of the jiig boards you place on the table
so if you have something you make alot of it will do the work in a snap
but it has it advance in a production setup with the rest of the shop
you cuold easely transforme it to a mortissemaschine with a loose table with the mechanisme for side
traveling using only one drillbit…. so you still have the original maschine to turn back to in a secund


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#4 posted 06-09-2011 02:04 AM

Id say give it the restore and if you use it, great (i do think it would make mortising a snap) but if you dont end up using it id join ya at beer thirty and looking at old machines.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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