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Step 1: Materials
Square dowels- lots of them, a few different sizes helps
1/8" plywood. Mine is marine mahogany, because I have some scraps of it.
Furniture nails- use anything thicker and the wood will split almost every time
Drill with lots of small bits
Stainless steel axles- these can be taken from RC cars
3 long bolts and twice as many nuts
Dremel tool with flexible shaft attachment. (Other rotary tools will work just as well, such as THIS ONE fro Craftsman
Box cutter- for cutting the brass tubing
Wood carving knife
"U" screws with bolts
Step 2: Building the Base
Step 3: Level Up
Step 4: Building the Platform
Step 5: Building the Tower
Step 6: Building the Tower, cont.
Step 7: Adding the Movement
Step 8: Mounting the Dremel to the Tower
Step 9: Attaching the Tower
Step 10: Setup and Final Pictures
If you have a practical use for this mill, be sure to let me know! My current plan is to put it to work carving designs into chocolate bars, but not much else has come to mind. You can see this project, along with others of mine, here as well.