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  1. #151
    Quote Originally Posted by Desertboy View Post
    The force is strong with this one ;)
    Cheers Desertboy - hope it is strong with this one !

    Thanks for the encouragement Nickhofen and Mekanik.
    Last edited by routercnc; 04-09-2017 at 02:26 PM.
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  2. #152
    As always an art form. May I ask did you make the grease nipple extenders if not do you have a link for them tnx.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  3. #153
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    As always an art form. May I ask did you make the grease nipple extenders if not do you have a link for them tnx.
    at post #109

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  5. #154
    Hi Clive,

    Thanks for the kind words. I made the grease nipple extenders from a bit of brass. See post #109 in this thread. The top blocks have the right angle in, and there are 4 off. The bottom one is straight and there is only one - it is used for each of the lower bearing blocks in turn and then the block is capped off with a small bolt. You can buy straight ones, but couldn't find an angled one the right size.

    The valves are M6x0.75 fine thread, very cheap off ebay. Watch out, some M6 grease nipples are M6x1.0 (ballscrew nuts I think are this size.)

    My angled ones needed to be indexed so that the horizontal part would be in the right place when the vertical part was tight. Lots of ways to do it but I tightened the vertical part and then marked the radial exit location.

    ...
    Sorry got distracted part way through typing the reply, Paulus beat me to it.
    Last edited by routercnc; 04-09-2017 at 03:08 PM.
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  7. #155
    You can buy straight ones, but couldn't find an angled one the right size.

    The valves are M6x0.75 fine thread, very cheap off ebay. Watch out, some M6 grease nipples are M6x1.0 (ballscrew nuts I think are this size.)
    Yes you are correct re the ball screw size M6x1.0 also worth noting is that if you unscrew the pip (nipple bit) out of the body that is also the same thread. In than case (although you might have done it already) if I could find a 90' nipple with the M6x0.75 thread it might be possible to take out the nipple bit and make a straight extension.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  8. #156
    could watch those videos all day long....

    Great work as always

  9. #157
    Brilliant, your videos are almost as good as the build!

    They say so much of your standards, is the rest of your life so disciplined or don't you have time!?

    -Martin

  10. #158
    Quote Originally Posted by MartinS View Post
    Brilliant, your videos are almost as good as the build!

    They say so much of your standards, is the rest of your life so disciplined or don't you have time!?

    -Martin
    Like most families life is hectic and unpredictable. Making stuff is stress relief and is fitted in when I have time. When anything is published it looks relaxed and flowing but reality is lots is happening in between !
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
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  11. #159
    OK, episode 5 is now ready. This is part 2 - finishing off the Y axis build.

    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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  13. #160
    You are putting us all to shame. First Class
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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