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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2010, 11:40:50 am »
Few more hours. Roughed out where the stuff is mounted for the rear z axis, fabbed ball screw transition plate. That was not easy in metric keeping track of where everything goes so it bolts up with a 3mm offset.
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2010, 11:41:56 am »
And where it goes...

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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2010, 06:41:27 am »
Another piece done this morning. 3 hours start to finish. There are bearings captivated inside there. I'm going with one bearing support on the roughing axis z ballscrew. Quicker and don't need precision there. An additional shot of where it goes.
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2010, 06:42:19 am »
Have to make a 15mm nut now.
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2010, 08:33:09 am »
woohoo I just found a new german ball screw for $40. Will have to cut it down but it will fit the x axis on the front table. nh guy will ship it for $10 nice!
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2010, 01:18:47 pm »
white arrows are the pieces I got done today, plus have the z axis ball screw setup now too. Pink X is a screwup hole. ugh I forgot I had to offset the rails to clear a screw hole :-[ :-[
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2010, 01:21:26 pm »
What do you do when you need a 15mm metric nut for a ball screw bearing...

you make one.

Find a nut in your junk box. Mill it out and tap it, then machine the end so it only contacts the bearing center not the shield.
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2010, 02:39:35 pm »
Going back onto this tomorrow. The x axis ball screw I got came in today. Wish that guy had another. $800 ball screw for $59. Brand new.
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Should have one fully moveable X and Z cross slide table tomorrow and be able to start getting small things like belts measured and ordered. Now can make guards and tooling fixtures when finished height is known.


 
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2010, 03:46:52 pm »
WOW....              You are GOOD!   Did you do an apprenticeship as a machinist, now one by trade...Self taught?  Then on to "Plug Making and Design"?    I can open a beer bottle without an opener...Picked that up in the Army. I'm happy with that. :dance:
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2010, 04:23:29 pm »
NEVER done any machining work ever
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2010, 05:20:24 pm »
DAM!!! salty  nice!!!!............i like the fact you made the nut.........i tell u one thing......my sun is building a skateboard press...he builds his own skateboards........hes still setting up the press....he just has to weld a few parts togeather but he did alot of drilling on the drill press ........working with wood is one thing and you get splinters but....  working with metals those splinter are not forgiving..........any way nice pics........cant wait to see the video of that machine working :lurk: .........call that thing  THE RAPTURE........like the dinosaure
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2010, 06:56:42 pm »
guys very talented and highly intelligent, don't let booger fool you.

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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2010, 08:22:54 pm »
Thanks,
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #58 on: September 01, 2010, 03:31:27 am »
jimmy i keep telling you i'm a hack with a bridgeport  ;)
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Re: Before/Start of a new machine
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2010, 05:55:23 am »
So yesterday was just one of those days where everything went to shit. It seemed like it. I made the bearing block twice. ugh. I frigged up on the first one. Had alot of problems logistically getting this screw installed...there's alot to do to make this happen. Everything has to be just right or it will bind at either end of travel. No binding front to back. Had to make another nut too, that's a drill stop in there :)

Finished this up this morning. This is the x axis for the roughing side.