homemade milling machine

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    the problem is there too big for the space that i have never mind that i also dont have the floor space to have one either therefore a bench type model is much better
     
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    i will admit ive found that bargain that was mentioned by the user

    however i will finish what i started off with
     
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    i wasnt happy with the dore westbury t part of the model but liked the sharps milling machine holder much better and stronger

    with adaptions could be used like a bridgeport can be done

    i made a mistake and decided to make it bigger the 4" adjusted now to 6" but may adjust to 7" for real support and make them posts thicker than 3/4" steel

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    I've just asked you if you did quit working on this project
     
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    I was reading an article online a while back about homemade lathes and machines and the big machine manufacturers have always wanted to find a way to save costs by using welded steel fabrication instead of castings but they have never managed it on any big scale, heavy cast lathe beds, milling machines ect are still the best way to build these kind of machines that need accuracy , vibrational damping and stability .

    Attempting to fabricate such machines isn't worth it on any level.
     
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    Oh wow, that is amazing!
     
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    I will also admit to finding another bargain though needs a stem riser and a base plate

    easily adapted to create a milling machine from it

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    It's a good starting point IMHO
     
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