As i do not have the cash, the room and enough work for a real mill I started to make my own milling attachment for the meuser lathe.

first made a adaptor for the headstock to fit SK 40 toolholders.

SK 40 becouse I had a chance to get a set of 8 toolholders and a nice set of collets for it for 100 euro.

Made a 90 degrees support for the cross table out of 0,6 inch steel plate.

hope this will not bend or flex, it turned out to be a little heavy 65 pound.

The cross table is a other 85 pound,

No way that I am going to lift that by hand to mount on the cross slide.

So need a block and tackle to get it in place, but all that weight will be a nice

vibration damper.

The top half of the cross table mock up, this will give me a usable travel of the table of a bit over 10x 15 inch, not a lot but it will do.

The DRO scale for the z axis movement.

Now have to mount it on the cross slide and see how far i´m off the exact 90 degrees.

I measured it with a digital angle finder and that showed 90 degrees but it is onley up till 0,1 degrees.

If I´m off as little as 0,005 I just mill the table to 90 degrees, if it is a lot more than I will have to bring the adaptorplate to a shop for milling.

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first made a adaptor for the headstock to fit SK 40 toolholders.

SK 40 becouse I had a chance to get a set of 8 toolholders and a nice set of collets for it for 100 euro.

Made a 90 degrees support for the cross table out of 0,6 inch steel plate.

hope this will not bend or flex, it turned out to be a little heavy 65 pound.

The cross table is a other 85 pound,

No way that I am going to lift that by hand to mount on the cross slide.

So need a block and tackle to get it in place, but all that weight will be a nice

vibration damper.

The top half of the cross table mock up, this will give me a usable travel of the table of a bit over 10x 15 inch, not a lot but it will do.

The DRO scale for the z axis movement.

Now have to mount it on the cross slide and see how far i´m off the exact 90 degrees.

I measured it with a digital angle finder and that showed 90 degrees but it is onley up till 0,1 degrees.

If I´m off as little as 0,005 I just mill the table to 90 degrees, if it is a lot more than I will have to bring the adaptorplate to a shop for milling.

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