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    Homemade milling spindle PLANS


    In this video I show you the plans and CAD-drawings from my homemade milling spindle which can also be downloaded
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    3D files for my homemade spindle.
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    Thanks for the drawings. It will be good use!

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    Nice spindle design!
    Thanks for posting!
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    I have been searching for a design like this for some time. This could be adapted for use as a milling spindle for a small lathe. I have been using a Unimat cartridge spindle but it is limited in vertical travel to about 1”. I want to at least double that to allow for deeper drilling.
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    Links to some of my plans:

    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...965#post105972 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...383#post110340 MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/q...849#post119345 QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...949#post119893 MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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    Thanks for the comments! This spindle gives me a vertical travel of aprox. 50mm (2").

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    Steve,
    What machine do you use it with?

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    Thanks engineer steve! We've added your Mill Spindle Plans to our Milling category,
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_toolmaker View Post
    Steve,
    What machine do you use it with?
    I did put it in a 350W benchdrill from the brand Ferm. Combined with a selfmade milling table it will allow me to do light-duty milling work. I am going to do some small adjustments to make it work with a 500W motor.

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    Nice work Steve.
    I too have very basic bench drill (RECORD) which I inherited, I have made a few mods for milling non ferrous metals with an old XY table. The main limitations were the Jacobs taper chuck mounting and the flimsy tubular column. I replaced the column with a solid one and after removing the chuck drilled and reamed the end to take end mills. The next problem was being able to lower the head down to the table for rigidity, easily fixed by cutting away part of the belt guard and fitting a stop collar to the column. Then a fine feed was made for the quill together with a quill lock.
    I mainly use it for coordinate drilling but a decent quill as your design would improve matters and thanks for the drawings.

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