Thread: MY 4`x 4` table

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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Roberts View Post
    Looking good steve, keep the pics coming !

    The rail mounts on your Round Rails, did you make them yourself ?
    Hi Lee

    would love to say yes but I bought them from Merchant Dice, had I looked harder at them first I would have made them, but I didnt, as you can see Im in the middle of making the carrage to go on the bearings on the rails. My new boring head should be here tomorrow, the old one seems to have grown legs and run off to join all my snap on tools from over the years,

    Steve

  2. #12
    Yea i wondered if that was the case, looking forward to reading your build log mate. Cant beat seeing people making their own gear/kit for the cnc's.
    .Me

  3. #13
    Have you got any thoughts on painting it yet?

    I keep resisting the temptation to waft Ambersil over the exposed iron on mine hoping a miracle paint will show up. Can't stove it, can't find epoxy paint.

    It looks sturdy enough, perhaps you might christen it The Bismark :D

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
    Have you got any thoughts on painting it yet?

    I keep resisting the temptation to waft Ambersil over the exposed iron on mine hoping a miracle paint will show up. Can't stove it, can't find epoxy paint.

    It looks sturdy enough, perhaps you might christen it The Bismark :D
    Paint, Paint, you seem to think I already have enough weight, well I didnt want some flimsy bolted together jobbie, I want it to stop from full speed without ratteling around, I also want to put a milling head and a router on it so it needs to be sturdy, so it was all tig welded

    I have a electrostatic spray gun so I may just put smooth hammerite on it, or there again if I think I have enough power in the motors and they will take the extra weight, I may just have it powder coated

  5. #15
    Hi All

    Well the fruits of this weekends work my "Z" axis, just have to put the top bearings in, mount the motor, and Roberts your Fathers brother!! a finished "Z"

    Steve


  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-m View Post
    and Roberts your Fathers brother!!
    Well i say, BRAVO! that looks nice steve.

    How did you "lock" the bearing units in place? also any chance of some close up pics of that unit.
    .Me

  7. #17
    Hi Lee

    Well, od of bearings 26mm milled holes to 25.90 ish, warmed housing and dropped them in and cooled quick. the table saw dose come in handy sometimes as a big cold lump of cast iron, there not going any where in a hurry, I can knock them out if I ever kill them, and sweat new ones in, I miss judged the lead screw nut a bit it needed a bit of help from a plastic mallet!!

    will get some pics tomorrow when I go to the play pen

    Steve

  8. #18
    Dont worrie about the pics mate i can see the pic above ok now, i'v just sent you x2 PM to read :).
    .Me

  9. #19
    HI

    had a day off so played all daythis is where I got to,













    Todays deliberate mistake!!



    and what a cock up it was

    Steve
    Last edited by Steve-m; 18-09-2008 at 07:52 PM. Reason: pictures

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-m View Post

    and what a cock up it was

    Steve
    What you going to do just swap it for a (button-head) screw?


    If you need any let me know via PM ill sort you out what you need, i'v got most lenths/sizes, stainless, zinc, black.

    If you give me the size's also, how much "head" room have you got?
    Last edited by Lee Roberts; 18-09-2008 at 09:53 PM.
    .Me

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