So, with the addition of a manual mill and lathe to my workshop, I had to make some adjustments.
Space is a premium, so to bring those big machines in, things had to be rearranged, namely, my CNC prototyper. You can see an older blog post of the previous configuration of the prototyper here.
manual mill came in very handy, enabling me to cut, slot, and pocket the frame and axis face plates for a more solid mating. Less movement means more accurate cuts.
manual lathe, just because it's a big beautiful beast.
Here. I've reworked the system from a pair of simple struts to a pivot arrangement. Note the wheels on the side rails. Those come into play later.
X and Y axis (front and back, side to side) axes mated to each other and the frame.
On to the CNC controller box, the magic piece of equipment that makes everything move...
But wait, there's more! Remember those wheels on the side...
Note the stops in the railway...
All in all, I'm happy. Not bad for a day's work in the garage.
Tomorrow, we wire everything up, and start making plans for an enclosure.
John Bear Ross