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    Having converted my old Elliot Miller into a CNC VMC, i began to scare myself with the prospect of throwing an end mill across my shop (not if but) when an NC file goes renegade. For this reason i have retro fitted a machine guard and whilst i was at it i made one for my lathe as well.

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    hope they give ideas.
    The frames have been made from 1" steel angle and flat 1" bar x 1/8th and clad with plexiglass (perspex or similar acrylic)
    Some with a keen eye will notice the lathe guard has no plexiglass in it yet.

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    Could you use a steel mesh instead? you'd still have to wear eye protection, but you wouldn't have to keep cleaning it.

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    Thanks MeJasonT! We've added your CNC Mill Guard to our Milling category,
    as well as to your builder page: MeJasonT's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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