David writes: “I saw Legacy’s Revo at a woodworking show a few months ago. It’s an easy-to-use ornamental mill which turns an ordinary router into a complete workshop. It can be used as a lathe by slowly rotating the workpiece against the spinning router bit, and by locking the workpiece and moving the router you can easily cut decorative flutes in your work. Spiral cuts are simple to make, too, because the router’s movement can be geared to the rotation of the workpiece. A template follower helps reproduce turned parts, like a broken leg from an antique table. There are tons of other great things to do with this mill. The mill itself is inexpensive at only $795, and it’s small enough to be bench mounted.”
Legacy also offers a variety of “kits” for the Revo including a rotary table, a framing kit, a dovetail kit, and a pen mandrel kit (for making pens and pencils). There’s a drive gear upgrade package available to add four additional drive gears “extending the number of pitches that can be milled to 19.”
Legacy’s site also notes that it’s possible to adapt many of the accessories for their “professional model” tools to the ornamental mill as well.
The Revo [Legacy Woodworking]