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    Last edited by JoeHarris; 06-01-2017 at 12:27 AM.

  2. Evening all. For anyone interested in milling Aluminium with a hand held router as I have been doing in this build I've made a little (very amateur!) video of the process:

    https://youtu.be/22cCYY5pVMI

    My setup is a 10mm carbide endmill (and collet) in a dewalt 1/2" router. Using a trend adjustable jig clamped to my bench. Not so much a "how to" as a "it can be done if you're patient!". I couldn't find much on this on YouTube when I looked a year or so ago so thought I'd fill the gap with some shaky phone footage!
    Last edited by JoeHarris; 06-01-2017 at 12:25 AM.

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  4. #313
    Nice vid Joe (I mean the one of you skating around St.Ives showing your wild side ) only kidding.

    Just goes to show what can be done with a few tools (one can always be hired for the weekend) I am a bit surprised how well it hold the ali down under the jig.
    ..Clive

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Nice vid Joe (I mean the one of you skating around St.Ives showing your wild side ) only kidding.

    Just goes to show what can be done with a few tools (one can always be hired for the weekend) I am a bit surprised how well it hold the ali down under the jig.
    Haha! Yes that was fun! I stuck the first down with double sided tape but this one just a bit of masking tape around the edge and the pressure of the jig was plenty.



  6. I have finished the part in the video I posted before . This is the z axis motor mount. To complete the story I have also made another little video - https://youtu.be/PT56_YEkClo

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  8. For anyone thinking about hand making NEMA 34 motor mounts there are some pitfalls you should be aware of... https://youtu.be/CNW9vlPraUg


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  9. #317
    Many Thanks Joe,

    Think I must have previously missed the link to your overall build video which I've just watched and it's now bookmarked for reference.

    I'm finding your build log is gradually developing into a great one for me to reference!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZo2LVQA9UI

  10. #318
    Hi Joe
    Machines coming along a treat, please do not try routing this setup without a sub base on you router, it's too easy to have a disaster. on another point i am looking into buying a bandsaw, what make is the one you are using in the video and is it any good.
    Regards
    Mike

  11. Quote Originally Posted by mekanik View Post
    Hi Joe
    Machines coming along a treat, please do not try routing this setup without a sub base on you router, it's too easy to have a disaster. on another point i am looking into buying a bandsaw, what make is the one you are using in the video and is it any good.
    Regards
    Mike
    Don't worry Mike I have a Heath Robinson base plate / sub base which has worked ok! My band saw is one of these https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/...FUUq0wodsXMKdw

    It has been pretty good but it is quite small and low powered for metal work. Gets by though! You will need to buy a metal cutting blade as it is designed for wood really...

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  13. More on the Heath Robinson sub base for my router - works ok despite appearing (although not really being?!) very dangerous! https://youtu.be/P33QiUFooIg


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