Project: To add my 2 axis 6" vice to the bed of my wood lathe so could turn perfect disk's from plywood.
I had bought the 2 axis vice at the same time as my wood lathe with plans to build a milling machine. I will post an Instructable on this when it happens.
I often use plywood disks in my projects but find them awkward to cut perfectly round, and I have found that plywood is one of the nastiest things to turn on a wood lathe as it tends to catch very easy and blunts the tools very quickly.
I had planned to make a tool holder to take my wood chisels but found that they where not suitable and downright dangerous when used with the 2 axis vice.
By shear chance I found that my Rotozip was perfectly aligned with the center height of the lathe when fitted into the vice. so I decided to use that to make a simple milling attachment. I bought the Rotozip about a year ago and had never found a good use for it until now.
Sorry this is not a cheap Instructable the cost of the lathe vice and Rotozip fall in at not shy of £500. It is just to show how tools you may already have in your workshop may be combined to make a cheap alternative to expensive machinery.
THIS IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE USED WITH A SPINNING LATHE JUST TO HOLD THE ROTOZIP IN PLACE AND ALLOW YOU TO MAKE A MORE CONTROLLED CUT. I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GETTING HURT IF YOU DO SOMETHING STUPID WITH A SETUP LIKE THIS.
Thanks for looking, I hope my idea gives you inspiration.