Thread: Beavermill conversion to CNC
Thank you for great report and pictures.
I am enjoying it immensely even though I know that I will never be able to do the same for my Bridgeport :sad: (not enough skill and no access to the kit you have).
Look forward to CNC Beaver :clap:
I'm glad you find it useful chris .That is why we do it .
In the past I have often made use of forums for my projects and am happy to give something back now I am working on a project.
Thanks for the feedback chris.
I used some plastic from a craft shop (about the thickness of the thickest plastic wallets you can buy from the stationary shop). For your big machine you would need something thicker, but be careful that it will not crack while flexing.
I am just thinking out loud - you could also cut the flat areas from thin metal, and use thin neoprene, or canvas for the hinges.
This is maybe a good idea but I think using denim and saturated with epoxy
and then in a mold as it is almost cured so the hinges can still be well formed
but in any case a good idea
Eureka finally done with scraping I was almost thinking this is the never ending storie
all that scraping.
In any case, it ended well and everything is within the predefined tolerance 20 micron for the X axis 10 micron for the Y axis and 15 micron for the Z axis
I think that meets my requirements.
Good advice for everyone who enters the challenge of schraping
are aware that it will take longer as you think!!!!
It is like the medieval monks and the scriptures that they have made.
Now I can finally begin on other components
Looking forward to the new pics Andre !
just a note to thank you for such a detailed build thread:clap::clap::clap:
as i am just an agricultural engineer, could you tell me more about "scraping" is it to take high spots of of surface if so how do you find them engineer blue?
i am facinated at the work you have put into your mill and i would love the knowledge you have.
I'll just keep repairing tractors with my big hammer:heehee:
Scraping is used to get any surface flat using engineers blue and an other flat surface, the one you scrape will end up as good as the flat you use.
Hand scraped surface plates are made in 3's, done in a round robin mode which is reputed to give the flattest plate available but at a very high cost!
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