Mini-Mill Setup

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If you mount the base directly to your bench, you will find that there is not much clearance for the Y-axis handwheel.  Steve Bedair came up with a simple and effective solution for this problem: just mount the mill on three thicknesses of 3/4" plywood.  I used 2 thicknesses of 3/4" MDF (medium density fiberboard) spray-painted gray.   Great idea, Steve!

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You will need a sturdy bench on which to mount the mill since it weighs about 90 lbs. (46 Kg) and, with accessories, you could easily have a 200 lb load on the bench.   I use a 5-drawer bench from Sears which works nicely.  I augmented it with a section of prefab Formica counter top and some casters.


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