Wanted: Horizontal boring machine or a Slot Mortiser

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Forum topic by buffalosean posted 06-22-2011 11:34 PM 3252 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2011 11:34 PM

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

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 02:14 AM

OR build one in one weekend.

Plans are in this book, which I slightly modified.

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#2 posted 06-23-2011 04:01 PM

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.

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 10:42 PM

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

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 04:38 AM

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

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#5 posted 02-23-2012 04:39 AM

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

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#6 posted 02-23-2012 07:36 AM

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?

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#7 posted 02-23-2012 08:11 AM

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


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