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buffalosean

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1167 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: milling

I am currently in the market for a horizontal boring machine or a slot mortiser. I live in buffalo new york and I’m willing to drive up to 200 miles to pick the right one up.

thanks – sean

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended


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tenontim

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#1 posted 1166 days ago

OR build one in one weekend.

Plans are in this book, which I slightly modified.
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Joints-Power-Tools-Yeung/dp/1579902790/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308787985&sr=1-1

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richgreer

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#2 posted 1166 days ago

For horizontal boring a ShopSmith works very well. Used ones are readily available at some very good prices. Since you would be buying it to use as a horizontal boring machine, virtually any machine will do.

A ShopSmith can take up a lot of room in your shop, but it is easy to shorten the tubes and create a more compact unit and they all come with wheels so they can be moved out of the way.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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MedicKen

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#3 posted 1159 days ago

Keep an eye in the IRS, publicsurplus and Interschola auctions. They are frequently listed and usually go for a good price

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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AlBThayer

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#4 posted 921 days ago

This is a machine I came up with after looking at others.

-- I can fix anything. Just ask my grandkids.

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AlBThayer

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#5 posted 921 days ago

-- I can fix anything. Just ask my grandkids.

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djwong

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#6 posted 921 days ago

Sorry to interrupt this thread…

AIBThayer, Perhaps you can post details in a different thread. Did you use use 8020 linear bearings, or make your own?

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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fussy

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#7 posted 921 days ago

Build your own in a couple days with scrap. Plans are about $15 (well worth it) from www.woodgears.ca. Wonderful site, guy is an engineer and a genius. Check him out.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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