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Offline budman68

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2009, 03:48:13 PM »
And so it begins.....  8)
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2009, 02:49:10 PM »
Did a little bit more as I milled and drilled the endplates. Nothing too exciting though...

The next step is working on mounting the linear rails for the X axis.

Dave
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2009, 07:49:39 AM »
Hi Dave,
Well i see you started the project. LOL Have fun doing it.
Include enough pic's as you go along so we all can just dupicate it!

Pick out the ball screw and notors yet? Whats the basis and reasoning behind the slelction of them?
RICH

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2009, 11:56:20 AM »
Now that's something I've never seen before... A used buffing wheel that's clean! Good luck on the build.
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2009, 04:29:37 PM »
Hi Rich,

I'm building this for a few reasons really. I'm a bit of a woodworker and this would be a great addition to have for making anything from signs to instruments. But it's mostly for my "side gig" and will be cutting sheet goods out of plastics and thin aluminum. I think some of the reason that I'm building it, is just because I want to...  ;)

EDIT: sorry Rich, forgot to answer your question about screws. I'm using 5 start acme 4140 screws with anitbacklash nuts and Keling 387oz. steppers on all axis'.

I worked on the T bars for mounting the linear rails to the X axis (sides of the 3030 extrusions). There will be 4 pieces for each side.

Dave
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2009, 04:54:30 AM »
Trust 'Hawk Eye' Sam to spot the buffing wheel.  ;D

Tweakie.
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2009, 08:19:22 AM »
That buffing wheel is mounted on a new buffer that has not been used yet but those wheels that came with it will not be used as I don't like the density of them.

A neighbor wanted to see how you "clean" a wheel with a rake so I showed him on that particular wheel and that's why it's frayed the way it is. It's not used as you can't really "use" a buffing wheel without compound properly.

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2010, 02:17:26 PM »
Hi All,

Just wanted to update on this project as I haven't really been posting anything new for quite awhile. Went through some family issues and "life" in general so I obviously haven't been around like I had been.

Aaaaanyway..... got some pics together for you and thought I'd show the progress I've been making with my test fitting of the assembly so far. As you can see, it's almost there, but I need to work out the mounting of my cable carriers and other assorted little odds and ends I'll be adding. Things like some sort of dust "foot" for a dust collection system, a lazer locator, and a spindle light, just to name a few. The router base is for the Bosch Colt that I'll be using.

If you look at the little shelf under the router, you'll see the Rack mount control box I have gutted and I'm getting ready to set up the electronics which include the Gecko G540 Drive. I'm also trying to figure out a slick way to mount my sherline rotary table and tailstock to do rotary work, but haven't come up with anything concrete yet as you can see in my assembly model, lol! I'm thinking of some kind of T Track set up that will allow the tail stock to slide along...blah blah blah....

That's it for now, enjoy the pics.   Oh, and Sam, please have a look around  ;), my shop is your shop, lol!

Dave
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2010, 02:54:02 PM »
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Oh, and Sam, please have a look around  Wink, my shop is your shop, lol!
:D :D :D Now that is funny!

Looks like you have built yourself a very nice machine! I do like that you made it a quiet solid little beast with all those aluminum plates, and did not just rely on 80/20 alone. Two thumbs up for that! Also looks as though you have some great components. Nice screws, linear rails on all axis, cable trays, etc...

Glad to see you back, I hope everything is going good.
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2010, 02:35:02 AM »
Echo, echo, glad to see you back Dave.

Nice Machine. Did you have to modify the energy chain for the Y Axis to get that bend in the opposite direction ?.

Tweakie.
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