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New Toys – w00t!


I bought an old South Bend 9" lathe and this mill off craigslist.  It's not great equipment but enough to get me started.  I'm anxious to be able to cut something harder than soft wood and acrylic.

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Squaring the router.

Here's where my lack of experience really starts to show. I spent the better part of saturday trying to fine tune the router. I attached a dial indicator and ran the router along each axis with a carpenters square clamped to the bed. I found several major problems with the way the router was configured and solved them one by one but couldn't get everything to run true. I'd get it to run square in the X direction and it would be way off in the Y.

After nearly pulling out all my hair I thought to check the squareness of my square. Surprise!

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