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Scratch Build – In Progress My Now finished mean Computer Numerical Control machine build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Teelzebub, 21 Jul 2014.

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What colour should it be painted?

  1. Red

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  2. Blue

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. Silver

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. Black

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  5. Mixed

    8 vote(s)
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  1. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Where's the option for luminous lime green?

    I'd go with black and silver - so I vote black.
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Fuchsia pink?
     
  3. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Right next update, so the cylindrical leadscrew nuts needs to be square to fit in between the bearing blocks so time for the mill to do it's job.

    So we start with this

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    And the milling is started

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    And end up with this, I'll have to reduce it by a bit more but need to leave enough depth of metal to drill and tap a thread in two places.

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    This is how the system will be placed

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    The leadscrew nut has to be able to run along the X axis leadscrew freely and will be fixed to the Z axis

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  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    So mixed then? Not sure about snot green lol :worried:

    I would have expected that from Flame :eeek: :hehe:
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Quick update

    Put the X axis back on to see how the leadscrew line up

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    Lines up great the leadscrews are dead centre so all I need to do is fix the motor mount one end and the free running bearing the other of each leadscrew

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  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    It just looks friggin' awesome, like the unholy ******* offspring of an industrial CNC and a Victorian steam locomotive. :thumb:
     
  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Bit rough ATM but once it's done I'll take it apart and refine and paint it might even do a couple more upgrades :worried:
     
  8. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    It would be great to the see the results if your hard and long work.
     
  9. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Any chance of you actually making something? :p
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    I like it rough. Er... :worried: TBH I would not paint it at all. I think it has a unique look.

    Anyway, step away from the upgrades now. Or as shinji2k says we'll have to stage an intervention... and we need it functioning because Camille is going to need a lot of CNC work... :D
     
  11. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Pfft! It's for building and looking at!

    Jeez, some people just don't get it... :lol:
     
  12. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    It's not the destination it's the journey :hehe:

    Problem is the rust will spread to the rails it already has on the back of one :waah: so I need to do something about it

    Lol actually I wish it was finished then I can start getting my head around the software although I'm really enjoying the challenge unlike my bank account :hehe:, May still have to change the motors for something with more torque there's a lot of metal to be moved.

    Going to have to wait until it's done before I can test it, I'm contemplating cutting a chunk of the X axis angle iron out it won't weaken it but will reduce the weight by a fair bit

    Quite right Dave I was thinking of making a glass case for it, would look great on the sideboard :lol: :thumb:
     
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  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Matt acrylic varnish?

    I'd have it in my living-room. Instead of a coffee table. Best thing is, my wife would probably agree (she likes engineering). :)
     
  14. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    You've given me an idea lol the varnish could work too
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Look forward to seeing what you do with all this awesomeness. :):dremel:
     
  16. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Wayne, he's not going to make anything with it. He's going to continue to mod the machine til hell freezes over ;)
     
  17. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I'm waiting and hoping. I Have a list of goodies I want built .

    Carrie I'm glad you think that as well. I thought it was just me:D
     
  18. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Na wouldn't do that I like the feindly warmth of the place :hehe:

    tbh it's been a long old log but it has been the first build plus upgrades to that then a rebuild of it and now a completely different machine.

    Anyway only had time to start on the end plates which will have the motor and bearings mounted on and will be the feet for the machine as well

    Good old faithful angle grinder :thumb:

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  19. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    All I wanted was a shiny Christmas tree dec to hang on the tree :) looks like I'll have to wait til next Christmas now :sigh:
     
  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Last update for today.

    Got the back leg done and in place with the motor mount and bits on

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    I can turn the leadscrew by hand with little effort and it moves the X axis easily, perfect :thumb: once I'm sure I'll do a few tack welds to hold it all in place.

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