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Alex, thanks for the video. Your design, using what you have on hand, is great. By removing the lathe and adding a table for flat stock, you've also got a great horizontal router table for cutting mortises or cutting door panels with a smaller diameter bit than on a regular router table. All, you'd have to do is add a vertical axis with a way to lock the height of the router. I won't even suggest adding some screw stock with hand wheels to move the mechanism. You'd be very close to having a CNC milling lathe at that point. Also, when you switch to a round bit, the stylus that follows your template should have the same radius so your carving will be the same size as the template.
 

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Thanks for the inside look at the build. Looking forward to seeing version two.
 

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Fantastic Alex! Keep charging!
 

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Fantastic build .your very innovative and creative. I'm sure as time goes on you will refine your design to meet your highest standards. You have a great fixture that will give you years of service. Great job.
 

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Great job. Lots of great ideas in this. I'm looking forward to version two as it sounds like it should be much smoother and more precise.
 

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Excellent first prototype - But, my word, what a great video! You have what it takes to do a very informative absorbing and might I say better, NO much better, than a lot of professionaly produced infomercials.
 

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Great job. I look forward to seeing V2. I for one would be very interested in seeing your CAD drawings.
 

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Great job Alex. I like home made jigs and this one looks very clever.
It may sound very stupid but I didn't understand the advantage of adding a router to the X,Y table when combined with a lathe.
While I can see how this X,Y table with a static cutting blade may have a lot of advantages such as copying or working on a pattern I fail to understand the extra bit with the router.
Can you please explain what is the advantage of X,Y router combined with a lathe over X,Y static blade?
 

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ALEX YOU ARE A VERY CLEVER YOUNG MAN, WHAT AN OUT STANDING JOB.---FIREHOUSE
 

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Well done Alex. Your 2nd model should be a good one.
 

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Very clever and well done.
 

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Did you ever draw it in CAD?
 
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