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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by diy-john View Post
    Thought about using pulleys/belts, to bring ballscrew horizontally closer to the quill.
    Close as you can, even if it means taking an angle grinder to the mill head. Nothing wrong with timing belts and pulleys, much preferable to microstepping and you don't have to align the motor to the screw. Avoid small pulleys, you want lots of teeth engaged on the belt.

    Are you not using taper tooling? I don't see where you plan to release the quill from the screw when you hammer the taper out. The two point quill nut mounting looks really good.

  2. #12
    Thanks Robin, yes need "release the quill from screw". Will keep that on the list :) Need to still think ways to bring the ballscrew closer to the quill.

    This has been a very useful thread, helped a lot. Thank you!

    Hope to continue as a build-log here...

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