South Bend lathe milling attachment – Part II

Cutting out the components

After months of thinking about it, there was no more putting it off.  I was able to get all of the parts for the frame out of these two pieces of 1×4 aluminum that my friend John gave me.

All of the cuts were made with a circular saw.  It worked well enough, but I wouldn’t want to do it day in and day out.

The raw stock - 1x4 6061 aluminum.

The raw stock – 1×4 6061 aluminum.

Laying out the cuts.

Laying out the cuts.

All of the aouminum components, ready to mill.

All of the aluminum components, ready to mill.


It doesn’t look like much yet, but at least it is started.

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