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  1. #1
    Hi everyone

    Im new here and have been converting a sieg sx2 plus mill to a cnc mill
    ive mounted my steppers but im waiting on leadscrew to be delivered to get machined for the x an y axis
    I've made a cnc controller out of a pc case and it's looking realy good
    if anyone is converting this machine I will post pics if any interest to anyone
    any ideas on where to mount my limit switches?
    and does anyone offer a machining service for lead screws and some delrin?

    Lewis

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    would love to see what you have done so far, i have a x2 i am thinking of converting but would like to use ball screws if i can but first want to build a simple sub frame to mount the z axis to to get rid of the dreaded flex prblems

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    HI mate
    I wanted to use ballscrews but there isn't enough room under the Y axis
    so I used a ballscrew for the Z axis but I'm guna use leadscrews for the X and Y ( haven't had them machined yet as I haven't got a lathe )


    This is my controller so far
    still need to hook the limit switches up
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    This is my machine
    the controller is in the house at the moment so I can draw a nice wiring diagram for safe keeping and sharing

    My z axis mounts all made manually on this machine and ballscrew
    And nema23 425oz stepper
    I also had to move the spindle motor forward so I got a shorter belt of fleebay and made new mounts

    Got the X and Y motor mounts of eBay and had to make a 6mm spacer to compensate for the length of the lovejoy couplers
    i also made a plate to house a bearing and thrust bearing
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  5. #5

    Just got a lathe cheaper than what people where offering to end machine 2 leadscrews for me
    So over the next couple of days I plan to clean this bad boy up and machine my leadscrews for my sx2
    i will post some pics of my progress on the lathe over the next week or two
    Need to get a single phase motor and that can run variable speed
    any ideas anyone?
    lewis
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    A nice idea would be to post the pictures the correct way up. its difficult standing on your head. ..Clive

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    That looks likie an Australian import....make sure it cuts the threads the right way round not upside down and back to front...
    Neil...

    Build log...here

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    Haha I'm new to posting stuff on here
    I will get there in the end
    does anyone have any info on this lathe as I have never heard of the name
    Raglan Little John lathe
    thanks

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  10. Www.Lathes.co.UK/raglan

    Stick with the 3phase motor and get a VFD, you'll regret going to a single phase.

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