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  1. Quote Originally Posted by biketrialsdave View Post
    I'm getting very close to finishing....watch this space!
    Any news?!

  2. #252
    Oh so close! I have movement, all sensors working with mach 3 etc. Just need a spindle and I should be there. Got some slight crunching noise to sort out on one of the ballscrews. Only happens near the end of travel so I suspect it's an alignment issue?


  3. Looking good! And very close to a finished machine. Nice one!

  4. #254
    First cuts on a piece of old plywood!

    Last edited by Lee Roberts; 20-09-2016 at 10:15 AM. Reason: added vid

  5. #255
    Quote Originally Posted by biketrialsdave View Post
    First cuts on a piece of old plywood!

    https://youtu.be/rnGz0vA8aEI
    Its always nice to see a new machine doing its first cuts. Sounds nice as well.
    ..Clive

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  7. #256
    Lovely looking machine Dave well done mate.

    One question why is the spindle so high up the front plate.?

    One suggestion.!! . . .Cut deeper.
    That cut could have been done in one pass and much quicker. Know there your first cuts and probably think it's better or safer cutting shallow but your more likely to knacker the tool and snap it cutting shallow due it over heating the tool.

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  9. #257
    Very nice, looks a sturdy little machine there.

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  11. #258
    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    Lovely looking machine Dave well done mate.

    One question why is the spindle so high up the front plate.?

    One suggestion.!! . . .Cut deeper.
    That cut could have been done in one pass and much quicker. Know there your first cuts and probably think it's better or safer cutting shallow but your more likely to knacker the tool and snap it cutting shallow due it over heating the tool.
    The spindle could really do with being lower, I agree. I wish I designed in more Z clearance height though! (Let that be a lesson to anyone designing a machine at the moment).

    Your right about me being conservative. I'm now on a steep learning curve with feeds and speeds, in fact CAM in general. I was a bit naive thinking CAM would be the easy bit! Thanks for all the help yourself and the rest of the forum have given me; I feel this is only the beginning!...

  12. #259
    Has anyone used one of these two piece vices before? Only 75mm total height which would help me.

    http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalo...Milling-Vice-6

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  13. #260
    Can't help with the vise but CAM is certainly the hardest part of the process ;)

    I spend most of my non-machine time at the CAM stage, figuring out out how to do stuff and not break the machine or the tool. Dodging clamps is my current lesson;)

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