View Full Version : Building a Mill for Wood

11-15-2004, 08:08 PM
I saw the plans in the magazine and really am interested in building a mill for doing wood.

Has anyone built that one or have their own plans or ideas?

Pictures would be nice.


11-15-2004, 08:25 PM
Have you checked out www.woodmizer.com (http://www.woodmizer.com) ? You might get some ideas from some of their machines. They are quite highly regarded by woodworkers.


11-15-2004, 08:46 PM
Are you talking a woodmill as in b-port for wood,or a sawmill?
If its a sawmill,I have built three band and one circular sawmill all for friends.
If it were me I would not build a bandsaw from scratch,there are too many used ones on the market at any given time,plus they look simple,but to get any kind of production requires much trial and error.But if this is what you want to do,I will help any way I can just ask.
A link to a site that lists sawmills of all sizes for sale,new and used-

If its a wood milling machine you want,then simple,get a cheap mill drill or better yet a b-port type knee,column and table and slap a 3hp router motor on it mounted to a set of linear ways with an air cylinder to provide plunge.

11-15-2004, 11:01 PM
Grizzly sells a wood mill. It looks like a lightly built knee mill with much higher spindle speeds.

Spin Doctor
11-16-2004, 07:20 AM
There's always the option of mounting a router (perferably a 1/2" model) on the quill of a regular mill or mill/drill. It would be a noisy SOB though