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Recycling a drill press

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by The Dude, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. The Dude

    The Dude Veteran
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    So my drill press is mostly obsoleted by my cnc machine. I might use it 1 out of every 365 days each year. So I was looking at recycling the parts. I was thinking the motor would make a good lathe motor. Maybe a CNC lathe for the routy? If not then maybe as a high-torque steel cutter spindle for the OX? Here's the specs:
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  2. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
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    @The Dude I like the idea of a lathe motor for the Routy. I think you could make some really great projects with this set up.
     
  3. JustinTime

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    I use my drill-press all the time even though I have a CNC machine. Many times I drill parts that have been cut on the CNC machine but I also drill in parts that never saw the CNC.

    Use the motor to make a disk sander?
     
  4. The Dude

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    well u know I have a joystick controller for the CNC so it's much easier than the drill press ;)
     
  5. Robert J Rissell

    Robert J Rissell Well-Known
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    I've found myself wanting for a horizontal drill periodically. Something along the lines of a rifling lathe.
     

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