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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by robump View Post
    I guess it would be the drilling of the side plates of the y axis I would be talking about. I don't have a milling machine so was wondering if you can get Z axis machined anywhere? I need to start a build thread with some designs on it
    You can do it with a pillar drill, so long as it's not a really cheap one that just bends all over the place. However a good Z-axis design will often have pockets milled into it to reduce the overhang, so I'd always prefer to mill it especially if you're using the better linear guides.

    Jazz and I have both made Z-axes for people on this forum and I'm sure we're not the only ones...Post your design in the RFQ section when it's done and I'm sure you'll get what you need.
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  2. #12
    Cheers guys.... I'll stop hijacking the thread now and get some designs up for everyone to comment on!

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    Nice build, I love all the pictures
    What size aluminium box section is that?

  4. #14
    Great job. I reckon your friend must be very happy with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by asbo View Post
    What size aluminium box section is that?
    I'd put a fiver on it being 100 mm x 50 mm x 6 mm.

  5. #15
    Or maybe it's 4 x 2 x 1/4" although 100x50x6 is slightly cheaper.

  6. #16
    Great looking machine and thanks for all the detailed pictures.

  7. #17
    One month? very well done. Looks great. G.

  8. #18
    nice and in 1 month, Impressive machine for the cost. hmmm I think I need to find a friend like you lol


  9. #19
    Hi...Very very nice build.

    Can you tell us what are dimension of tubes? I'm thinking of building something similar with steel tubes 50x50x5 and 50x100x5.

    Do you think is it sufficient ?

    How does this threaded rods help to level table and linear rails ?? Can you explain this a little bit ?

  10. #20
    Excellent work, if I can get half the amount you have done in just one month done by the end of the year I would be happy! Looks great

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