Thread: Beavermill conversion to CNC
That looks good Tom now you can start your own build log if you rebuild this one.
Ps: The next set pictures from my beavermill will come soon.
Cant wait !.Me
Hello here we are again.
After a number of other urgent matters I had to make do, I can focus my attention back to the beaver mill.
The first thing I did was the existing ball crew adjusted to the new situation,
Starting with the removal of the hardened layer on the lathe.
After removing the hard layer I put on a steady rest (A support that is clamped to the bed of a lathe,
used when machining a long workpiece. Sometimes
called a center rest.).
And then I flipped the piece and cut the rest matriaal
But first I have the chuck jaws to suit the ball screw,I have a number of different sizes of washers to put between the jaws to support them during turning .I turn them to the right dimension in this case 40 mm so I will not damage the part. After cutting off the exes material I make a new center whit a center drill.
Then I removed the steady rest and the finished part and Put On Some tread for the nut and make a groove for a circlips I am using a caliper to measure the tread
Next thing we did is making the key way and two flat sides ,
I always measuring key ways rectangular pockets with precise gauge blocks
Now we make the nut.
As you can see, you can use a ball bearing for centering the workpiece.
After turning we are going to mill.
Later on we have made several small parts but we do not have pictures of everything because they are simple parts to make.
We have adjusted the part of the base to the ball screw so they can be mounted together.
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