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    Lives in East Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 5 Days Ago Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 14. Received thanks 3 times, giving thanks to others 0 times.
    Some progress today, managed to cast the table.

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    Good to see that you are still at it.

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    Nick's Avatar
    Lives in East Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 5 Days Ago Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 14. Received thanks 3 times, giving thanks to others 0 times.
    Some progress:

    It started to look a bit like a mill:

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    Next step was to flatten the base casting so I could get the rails on. It was to big an area to scrape and the reference surface and base were to heavy to invert. So I blocked off two rail sized areas with wood and then used an angle grinder to lower the rest of the surface, a bit crude but worked well.

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    I then flipped my surface plate and lowered it onto the base. It wasn't that far off, you could see damage from the previous owners of the surface plate.

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    After several rounds of scraping, it is flat to about 0.02 - 0.03 mm

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    Y axis and saddle installed:

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    Next step is to flatten the Z-axis rails, im using the same process as with the base, flipping the surface plate, it's really slow going.

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