Thread: Smiler's Build
hello again smiler
could you answer a few questions,hope i'm not boring you with these:confused:
in pictures is the shaft under gantry driving pinions under main frame,if so how did you eliminate backlash etc.
i have s/h racks would they be accurate working with alloy? or are ball screws better?
what speed can gantry move on main frame?
i was going to run roller bearings mounted on angle iron on my alloy frame from stair lift(i think)instead of linear rail as i have low budget.what do you think:question:
P.S more pics please as one of the best builds i've seen then i'll stop anoying you:naughty:
That certainly give me a boost of confidence and enough to persuade me to stay in the UK for buying a board, the optoport it is. I wasnt to keen on buying one from America anyway, everytime I have bought something abroad recently I have been caught out by the import taxes.
Them main reason I wanted to use them was for their reliability and supposed accuracy. I will stick with my microswitches for the time being. I may look into magnetic, vane type switches. Our 5axis router at Uni uses these magnetic switches which appear to be very accurate and have certainly been reliable.
I have found the photos in your gallery, do you have any more (of the build)? ... I am just starting to collect some bits for the same machine you have built, but like you I am not going to use timber.
What material did you use to mount the racks on? also I assume you used Aluminium for the Y axis side plates, did you stick with David Steeles' bearing choices?
Oh and did you ?... Ummm ... did you also? ... I'll shut up now.Tim G-C
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I like your build and want to use some of your ideas, particularly like the way you have mounted the spindle. I took my router apart this morning and designed a support plate etc, looks like I didn't need to, a couple of rail clamps will do perfectly well.
Don't want to sound like a divvy, where do I find your gallery pics.
BUILD LOG: New Build - For Your Amusement - MK-2 buildBy Karl in forum DIY Router Build LogsReplies: 11Last Post: 11-06-2012, 07:34 PM