After finishing my router build i had some left over parts from the spindle molder machine i used for my router table.
2 cast iron dovetail slides and some steel plates. Rather than scrap them i think i will attempt to make a mini mill as they are really solid and from an older Italian machine so should be good quality.
I'm going to use the slides as the base and machine them for linear rails and ball screws. Also thinking of mounting the y axis to either a slab of granite or make an epoxy granite base.
This will be a slow build as it will be done in spare time.
Here's some mock up shots.


cast iron mini mill build-mill-1-jpg

cast iron mini mill build-mill-2-jpg

cast iron mini mill build-mill-3-jpg

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