Router Milling machine revisited with videos

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I posted my machine a while back and promised some videos. I have a couple ready and will be putting some more on. I am not an expert video producer so bear with them. I edited them to cut down on long drawn out videos. Like I said I will be putting more on so keep checking back.

The first one is just an introduction the the machine and its features. In the second one I cut up a very small piece of cedar into a cube and milled it into a shape that shows the machines versatility. The third one is a quick example of how to make raised letter signs

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 09:51 PM

That’s pretty sweet. Really puts me in mind of a Bridgeport milling machine.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 10:02 PM

Pretty awesome machine and good videos : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 02:41 AM

All I can say is Wow. You should be able to make some interesting things with your new tool.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 11:48 AM

I’ve always wanted a bridgeport with a high speed spindle.
Are you going to sell plans for this?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 05:35 PM

Wow! Very innovative and well done! Lotsa questions:
How do you raise and lower the router via the foot pedal?
Is there a flexible shaft or cable and pulley system?
Spring loaded or counterweights?
Are your traversing screws all thread or are they Acme threads?
What sort of guide bearing system did you use? Ball bushings? Skate wheels and tracks? Vee rollers and round ways?
What a lot of fun things you can do with this machine! Great job!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 06:19 PM

Thanks everyone I get a lot of interest in this thing. For those of you who did not see my original post on the machine you can see it at. this may answer some of your questions.

Bagtown, to answer your question yes I am going to sell plans. I am working on a couple of improvements on the machine then I plan on making them. I will probably sell the plans as a kit along with a lot of the hardware that goes with it to put it together. It will be a while before have them available though.

Here is another video for you. I am sorry they are so jumpy but i had to edit time and sound. I hope to get better at that in the future

One other thing, if you go to my projects you will see a couple clocks I milled using this machine.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#7 posted 11-08-2012 08:46 PM


Put me on the list for interest in a kit/plans in the future.
I was once a machinist, and would love this.
If you need any beta testers, let me know. :)


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 11-09-2012 05:11 AM

Excellent work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 11-11-2012 09:21 PM

I will let you know when I have plans available. I would estimate in about 30 days or so. If anyone else is interested let me know maybe it will push me to get them done a little faster. LOL

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 07:42 PM

I would like to know when you have more info available also. I would also be willing to be a beta tester. Having just brought out a project for sale I know how daunting a task it can be. Feel free to PM me if you wish, I’ll share what I can.

-- Jim, Mid coast, Maine home of the chain leg vise

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#11 posted 11-18-2012 01:35 AM

I am interested in the plans, too. Hopefully this comment will push you into getting them done a little faster. I’m just kidding. Take your time with them. You want to make sure everything lines up. Good luck.

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#12 posted 11-21-2012 06:05 AM

Wow… You have taken tool making to a whole new level…

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