Wood lathe router add on

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Project by Mork posted 03-30-2015 02:20 AM 2873 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got some surplus linear slides from work the other day (gold mine?) which allowed me to build a long awaited router attachment for my wood lathe. I already had a metal lathe chuck on my lathe which in the past I used mostly for drilling… Anyway, I drilled and threaded 1/4-20 hole in the the hex head of a 5/8” bolt (which is the bore side of my lathe head stock) and used it as a mandrel. Now I can drill a 1/4 hole in some slab of wood and shape it into a hand wheel, pulley etc. for used on Wimshurst Machines (see Wimshurst in my projects).

So far it only has one adjustable axis but will soon have two. I am using a C-clamp to hold the depth. This thing throws chips everywhere but works way better than I imagined!

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#1 posted 03-30-2015 07:34 PM

I love this wood machining center you are building, bring it on…..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 11:49 AM

As Arti Johnson from Laugh-In would say: “Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry….........Innnnnnnnnnnnteressssssssting”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 03:21 PM

Very nice build. I am still in the planning stages of a similar build. Excellent job!!!!

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