Lagacy 1200 Ornamental Mill (or what should I DO with it)

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Forum topic by eldercop posted 02-12-2019 12:21 AM 374 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2019 12:21 AM

Back before CNC, about 20 years ago there was this thing from Phantom Engineering inUtah. A five foot or so bed with a router base on rails with a screw shaft similar to a metal lathe. One sets the gears for desired forward ratio and indexing and cranks. The workpiece turns and the router makes its way along the rails making wood rope or flutes, or hollow spiral candlesticks that look like DNA helixes.

I have never set this thing up after getting a “deal” at a woodworking show 20 years ago- I think about 900
I have never unpacked it, just opened the boxes closed them and moved them to three different houses. Enough.

Any ideas?


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#1 posted 02-12-2019 11:21 AM

That thing is pretty neat. Seems like it has a good set of guts that could be re purposed in the shop. In the video he mentions that they have a lot of online tutorials. Could be worth checking out.

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#2 posted 02-12-2019 01:38 PM

It’s all CNC now which as Burlry Bob ain’t real woodworking. I have the tutorials for my machine, I just don’t have a VHS tape player anyore

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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