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Offline BarryB

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Re: Final Build
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2009, 06:48:42 PM »
Yeah, well worth the money, imo.  Btw, I learned a secret for this.  Ask around who your friends go to for anodizing.  I found a great cheap place!

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Re: Final Build
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 08:27:52 PM »
Looking very good Barry.  :)

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Re: Final Build
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2009, 12:14:54 AM »
Here's tonights progress.  It's really starting to look like something.  Damn these things are getting heavy too;)





Not bad for a nights work.  I'm thinking it'll be done mid week next week, we shall see.

Barry
Re: Final Build
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2009, 12:29:38 AM »
Barry,  Where did you get the templates for the aluminum plates?

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Re: Final Build
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2009, 12:40:50 AM »
I modeled them in Rhino3D.  Everything on my build I've modeled, except for the Doughty Drive model, which came from Doughty Drive.

I posted a link to the model before on this topic:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12938.0.html

I'm hoping the final build will look just like that.  Well, except it's 6 inches taller at the base;)

Taking the models I've made in Rhino down to the waterjet company was a breeze to get cut.  Everything transferred over seamlessly as .iges files.  I'll post pictures of the plates getting cut too, those are pretty cool.

Barry
Re: Final Build
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2009, 12:46:07 AM »
I saw that link before.  Lost track of it.  NICE!!!

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Re: Final Build
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 02:09:17 AM »
Here's a bit more progress.  The gantry is now on the base frame.  Plus I've started to hook up the X-axis ballscrews, and motors.  I keep getting amazed how everything is coming together, it's really cool.  What you can't see too, is I've bolted the B/C drive to it's plate, and also the spindle to it's plate.  I had to grind down the bolt heads for these items since they were sticking out slightly.  I'm going to have to do that for a bunch more bolts tomorrow too.

She's starting to look like she means business though;)



Barry
Re: Final Build
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2009, 02:16:13 AM »
What are you going to use for a spindle?  Looking great!

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Re: Final Build
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2009, 02:24:32 AM »
Thanks, it's a labor of love, kinda;)

The spindle I chose is a 1.5Kw HSD spindle (I don't recommend them as their service is god awful).  Tomorrow it'll be shown on the B/C drive.  Going to ZZZ now, been doing this stuff all day, and of course shuffling off to the hardware store for stupid things I forgot like washers;)

Barry

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Re: Final Build
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2009, 02:34:35 AM »
Brilliant work Barry.

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