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"footprint" of Dore Westbury

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Rob McSweeney02/07/2021 10:08:24
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I have searched and failed.

What is the footprint (including reasonable working clearance around) of a Dore Westbury milling machine?

Many thanks in anticipation,

Rob

DMB02/07/2021 11:52:53
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Hi Rob,

My DW MK1 (all dims approx) has base approx 14.5" /37cm front to back and 20cm/8"wide. Cross slide / Y function, is 20cm/8" wide and moves 15cm/5.5" in and out from column.

X function/Table is 41cm/16.5" long. Travel, LH edges X to Y 10"/25.5cm. When table wound towards RH side to the extent of both LH edges level, the RH edges of X and Y are 21cm/8.25" apart. The table's RH edge to tip of handle is 20cm/10"

To sum up, from the RH side, extreme distance of handle tip is 40.5cm/16" from the RH edge of cross slide. You will of course need a bit more to accomodate your hand. On the LH side, space required will be min. 10"/25.5cm.

You will have to determine for yourself just how much "reasonable working clearance" amounts to.

Hope above makes sense and helpful. I think only certain items change for MK2 like table length and travel, but you may be able to check that on the lathes.co site.

Regards

John

Rob McSweeney02/07/2021 12:13:53
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Very many thanks John for a rapid and helpful reply .

Dore looking a viable proposition

Could I trouble you for one more measurement please - how far back beyond the rear edge of the baseplate does the motor project? (eg total requirement from back wall to front edge of bench)

Kettrinboy02/07/2021 18:55:14
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Hi Rob , heres a pic of my DW mk1 , the plinth is 18 inches wide by 17 inches deep and the back of the motor is 10 inches behind the back edge of the baseplate of the mill with a further 2 inches to the back edge of the plinth, it fits nicely in the corner of the shop and when the table is fully to the right the handwheel is a few inches from the wall but enough room for manoevrep1010541.jpg

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Rob McSweeney02/07/2021 20:17:19
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Kettrinboy, thank you very much. Dullard that I am, I hadn't thought of mounting it at an angle! Back out to workshop with tape measure right now!

Nigel Graham 202/07/2021 23:41:37
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I've mounted my machine at an angle to to the wall, and partially covered the corner at machine stand height. This gives a cubby-hole for things not needed in a hurry, and more usefully a compact tool shelf.

Rob McSweeney03/07/2021 12:40:32
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Thanks for your contributions everyone.

From the information provided, plus the drawing on Lathes.co.uk I have made a cardboard template which shows that a Dore won't fit into the space available.

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