View Full Version : NEW MEMBER: Hello from Mansfield

02-11-2010, 10:52 PM
Hi to all from Adam in Mansfield.
New to working on a lathe,
just got a clarke lathe /mill combi.
Very interested in CNC conversions and hope to
gain knowledge in servo motor fitting, controls etc.
im an Electrician by trade and I love doing/making all
sorts of practical and useless projects!!

04-11-2010, 10:01 AM
Hi Adam and welcome to the site. Lots of info here to help you. All uselss projects have a use to someone, sometime... (even if it was only a learning exercise in how not to do it!)

04-11-2010, 02:23 PM
Hiya matey, im just near you in selston, I have a project im about to start that needs an electrician to give me a hand ;-)

10-11-2010, 12:03 PM
Hi Adam,

I'm converting a Clarke combi machine - mines an old and somewhat tatty one but my experiences may still be applicable.

Build log of the original conversion is at http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/showthread.php/1679-The-sows-ear

I'm now converting the X and Y axes to ball screws. The Y axis leadscrew was just not up to CNC operation and the X axis could be better. I've not finished yet but in initial testing I've got the Y axis moving at 3000mm / minute - the best before was 900 and that was loosing steps.