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    Talking Homemade Quill for drill to mill conversion



    Thanks for checking this out. I hope this may inspire some people.

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    Thanks engineer steve! We've added your Mill Quill to our Machining category,
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    When I converted a drill press to a mill I learned that drill press head castings are too light and they vibrate too much under the heavy milling loads.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Yeah I'm sure you are right. That's another challange for me I guess. Probably only going to do small milling work.

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    Thanks for reminding me anyway.

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    Good luck with your build. Mine wasn't useful for any significant milling work because of the vibration so it's been relegated to a precision drilling station and I bought a Grizzly mini mill that I use for its' intended purpose.



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    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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