Looking good mate, will do. Just been busy with other things, lame i know but hey!.Me
The primary spindle on my machine is detailed a little more in another thread I started - http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/showth...machine-DC-1HP
But basically it was a spindle cartridge which I found in a box of bits and pieces which came with a lathe that I bought and was bundled up with some linear slides, looks like someone was thinking about making either a lathe or mill but never got further than collecting the parts together. I took the spindle cartridge and re-manufactured it into a usable ER16 collet version then bolted a 1HP DC motor to my machine and connected them together with a belt drive. Have a look at the attached thread and it 'may' make more sense...
So your question as to what make is the spindle head is..... mine! (sort of)
But, to make a similar spindle cartridge should be quite easy as after re-machining the one that I found I realized that there is not a lot to them, just get the right good quality bearings and the rest can be made on a lathe in a couple or 3 hours.
If you want more info then I will be happy to help and point you in the right direction.
What a great thread,
thank you its been was fun reading it,
If you were to start the build again would you change anything?
Well I know where to come when I build a bed mill, what a great thread, not to mention a great machine!! I expect you are very happy with it. I would be just standing back staring at it every now and then and in the words of a famous series and say " I Made This!" Cool
RickAlways bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
Sorry I have been a bit quite lately, been up to my neck with finishing my bathroom and various other diy jobs which seemed like a good idea at the time but was definatly not, had no time to play in the workshop but that will change very soon....
Currently sitting in a hotel lobby in turkey waiting to go to the airport, 37 degrees and it's 9 o clock at night, been sweating my nuts off the last 2 weeks and can't wait to get back to some 'proper' weather!
As for my machine... What would I change, mechanically not a lot as it is rock solid and gets very good accuracy as it is, maybe ditch the steppers and go for servo's but that's a lot of money for little gain as for as I can see.
Other than that then the next upgrade will be a coolant pump system for when I am cutting aluminium.
Anyway, I will be back in the morning so nobody get any ideas about coming round and nicking it, it's that heavy now you will need a forklift to shift it!
Too late, it's in the Donald, mate.
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.John S -
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