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    Default Behold!... The Frankenmill!!!

    Do not look away...

    Gaze upon its ugliness...

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    The motor, belt, and pulleys are missing. Probably making it even uglier.

    A guy I know built this years ago to do light hobby machining on a small budget. He grew up around machines all his life and is quite brilliant. He told me he has one quality that many wanna-be machinists lack: patience. He is in no hurry to get the job done. He can work with lighter machines and still complete his projects.

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    Might wanna think about cncing that beast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank R View Post
    Do not look away...

    Gaze upon its ugliness...

    frankenmill.jpg

    The motor, belt, and pulleys are missing. Probably making it even uglier.

    A guy I know built this years ago to do light hobby machining on a small budget. He grew up around machines all his life and is quite brilliant. He told me he has one quality that many wanna-be machinists lack: patience. He is in no hurry to get the job done. He can work with lighter machines and still complete his projects.
    To quote one of my more resourceful Officer grads, a "Baltimoron" by heritage:

    "That's about the UGLIEST thing I've seen since the hawgs ate my little brother."

    Hafta add, I'd bet the lard, bacon, ham, and pork chops were still OK though.

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    Actually, I think it's pretty clever. Hey, little money so you have to make do sometimes. The only thing I'd question is that X/Y import drill press vice.............

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    The components, as far as I can tell, include:
    • An engine stand
    • An engine block
    • Two angle plates
    • A cross slide from a Logan lathe for vertical adjustment
    • An import drill press vice
    • Some home made brackets for the motor mount
    • A head from a Sherline-like lathe or mill, but with re-built arbor.
    • A drafting lamp

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    Probably has more and better iron in the engine block "frame" than in most horrible fright mills.

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    Somewhere I seen a book that had plans on how to convert an old I6 or large 4cyl block into a make shift horizontal mill. Regrettably, I also passed up an old (1948 I think) copy of popular mechanics that was a manual on how to make a drill press from a washing machine motor and a ford T or A rear axle, using parts from a Ford B transmission.


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