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General Mach Discussion / Single Axis question
« on: August 21, 2009, 10:25:55 PM »
Well I have taken a quick look around and not seen an answer maybe you guys could help.  I am looking to make long smallish diameter  shafts on my 12x39 smithy lathe.  Is it possible to only use the y-axis (crosslide) axis stepper encoder and just run the x-axis apron with standard headstock feed and an encoder/balllscrew  or glass scales for position?  These could be fine cuts and probably slow and i dont know how critical backlash would play although the lathe is very new and tight. I am working on better computer skills so thorough explainations needed, sorry. Thanks for listening ya'all. Freddy57

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