I want to explain just a little bit more about this project as I think it may not be readily apparent just what the heck it is I am building . This machine will be able to do things my mill and lathes can not, or would not be able to do as well.
The horizontal boring mill is used mainly for work that has a diameter or width greater than it's length.
It will be able to line bore, drill, horizontally mill and even turn.
This is a basic schematic of a small horizontal boring mill-
The Gilman slide I am using for the z-axis is very well made. Very rigid.
Note the wonderful scraped box ways and coated gib with oil routes-
The machine I am loosely patterning this build after is based on this small old horizontal bore mill which another member posted a link to in his buildup of a horizontal mill -
It will have table powerfeed.