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A11an
29-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Hi all

So, I have now decided to convert a Sieg X2 mill to cnc first to play with and to make my own cnc router table, bought a conversion plan off eBay, ordered all the materials etc, problem being you need a milling machine to make most the bits!

my question is, has anyone gone down this route or would anyone be interested in some machining for a reasonable fee? I have the drawing on pdf

any thoughts?

many thanks

Allan

m_c
29-12-2012, 11:06 PM
I'm aware of a couple X2 conversions on here, as I did consider converting one.
Have you checked out cnczone?
I know most are US based, but there are a good few over there. The big thread of interest is Hoss's, as he pretty much took his as far as he could before upgrading to a bigger mill.

As for making the bits, an X2 is a mill ;-)
Doing bits manually makes you appreciate the benefits (and drawbacks!) of cnc.

A11an
30-12-2012, 12:54 AM
Hi M_C

I know, I've made one piece and it took me ages, all the bit are delrin though, you never know I might find someone on here :)

Allan

m_c
30-12-2012, 01:45 PM
Post up a RFQ with some details, and I'm sure you'll find someone to make the bits for you.
Out of curiousity, what plans did you buy?

A11an
30-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Hi

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sieg-X2-CNC-Conversion-Drawings-XYZ-lead-screws-leadscrews-for-NEMA-23-motors-/140894734103?pt=UK_BOI_Metalworking_Milling_Weldin g_Metalworking_Supplies_ET&hash=item20cdfb0717

Good plans and good price

Allan

Swarfing
30-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Allan

Whereabouts are you in Oxfordshire?

A11an
30-12-2012, 09:13 PM
Hi

I'm in Bicester

Thanks

Swarfing
30-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Is your plan to keep the stock screws and nuts etc or replace everything?

JAZZCNC
30-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Send me the plans or drawings and I'll have a look what's involved. If not too much work I'll fire them off for you.

PM you my email.

A11an
30-12-2012, 09:25 PM
The plans I bought from ebay replaces everything, I have bought all the materials just need some help, I've been making some of the easier bits today but will be struggling on pockets for bearings etc.

John S
30-12-2012, 09:26 PM
Allan,
Are all these pillars that support the steppers in Delrin ?
If so you are wasting your time. Who's X2 is it that you are converting? Chester, Warco, Machine Mart ? reason I ask is that i have an ARC SX2 here that;s got steppers on and retains the standard leadscrews and is far better engineered than the ones in the plans.

A11an
30-12-2012, 09:31 PM
Hi John

All the parts are in derlin, would be interested if anyone else has done a conversion the same as I'd rather go down a different route if I'm wasting my time.

Allan

A11an
30-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Sorry, it's a Sealey machine

JAZZCNC
30-12-2012, 09:38 PM
Allan I'd listen to what John suggests he's the master when it comes to these machines.!

John S
30-12-2012, 09:48 PM
I'll get some pics tomorrow and take some measurements as the ARC machine is based on the X1 base long bed which has actually got larger travels than the X2

A11an
30-12-2012, 09:49 PM
It does say in the instructions that you can use aluminium for everything but leave the backlash nut in derlin?

John S
30-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Good choice.

russell
16-01-2013, 05:06 PM
Have you seen my thread here (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/mill-build-logs/4524-sieg-sx2-plus-build.html) ? Most of the work was done either by hand or using a lathe.

Russell.