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Thread: Another step on the CNC build

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA

    Another step on the CNC build

    It maybe isn't the biggest deal but I got so stoked with it I forgot pictures.

    As you know, I am planning a 4th axis motor to turn a lathe. You all just saw Leo's video of his rotary axis. Mine is a repurposed mini lathe that will be powered with a NEMA motor.

    Today I got my hands on a dead General mini lathe. Control board was shot and too expensive to replace. But I don't need that part. It will have the headstock bearings replaced just because and its ugly green color will change. The really good part is that it fit in the hole I designed in the CNC base for it.

    Now to get on to building the cabinet all this sits on.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

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    Carol Reed

  2. #2
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Very nice!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Sweet! Nice score.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Yay for you, Carol! Progress is always exciting!!!
    Bill Arnold
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    A Turn N Time
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    That's Great Carol.

    I was going to convert my Harbor Freight lathe to a 4-th axis, but the deal I got was to hard to pass up.

    I just can't wait to see it up and running

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