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My name is Don. I have a shaper and a molding machine, and I still need to get used to using a router, as there are so many different bits and they are quite reasonable in price when compared to shaper and molding knives.
I am retired and enjoy playing in my shop at home. I have always wanted to have time to build furniture, and cabinets, but while working I never had the time. Now I find that it takes quite a bit of running around just to outfit my workshop with the tools and supplies just to get a start on projects.
I'm hoping to get advice on my legacy wood turning gear drive router driven set-up so I can start making rope, tapered, and spiral bed posts. I'm also interested in advice on what is the best cnc system for use with a router

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Welcome to the forum Don.

Your experience is why I'm starting early in prep for retirement.

We'll all like to read of your progress.
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Greetings Don and welcome to the router forums, we are glad to have you join us.

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Don,

About halfway through the Assembly/ Fast start video is the info you need for the rope and barley twist turnings. they do a good job with describing the calculations for figuring out pitch, starts, etc.

Also, don't forget the techniques section of the online training at Legacy Ornamental Mill Lots of good stuff there as well.

The best thing to do is practice, expirement, and see what works. If you haven't used your mill alot for spirals, you might want to give your gear train a good lube with dynaglide or some other DRY film lubricant. <<< NO WD-40 >>>

Depending on which mill you have, make sure that the 4 corners of the bed are equal if you're not planning on a taper. That can make a big difference in how you spiral turns out.

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Thanks KP91
I will try the website, I have had the mill for years and now I have the time and room to finally get into using it. I was not aware of the corners causing a taper, I just assumed that the taper was adjusted on the tail stock. Thanks for the help. I hope the be using the mill in the next week or so, and I have about 4 to 6 weeks before I sprout my wings and become a snowbird. We're at the Canadian border in a ski area, so we head south to avoid the white stuff

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hi don, what model legacy do you have. dave
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Hello Big-d welcome to the forum.

Looking forward to your participation.
Filling out your profile to include (first name,tools and short bio is strictly (optional )but does help members to better relate to each other.
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