Yeah, that is the plan, then fit it on the frame and check if things are looking square and the tail stock is moving ok before final welds. As for the shims to give the tail stock lock clearance, I may just end up notching out the support on the far end to make things easier after looking at it again.Yeah, That ones gonna need some accuracy. Maybe tack weld, see how it works before finalizing?
I was thinking the same thing when you first posted pics of that chuck. Doesn't need to be fancy, but self-centering would be a big timesaver. Grizzly and Penn State both have budget chucks that'd probably fit the bill....I may need to pickup a self centering 4 jaw as well to use to make using it easier...
You’ll have to do the hardware check to see if the cou is supported. I don’t have any that are so far, probably why my work sold them so cheap.I need to upgrade the windows on my 3D printer computer it's still win 8, maybe I'll try to put 11 on it since it's not my every day machine.
I only had some warmer summer days that the coolant got warmer than it was beginning, but never high enough that it was a concern. I'm running a 2.2 KW and use the RV Antifreeze. I'm going to try some other options as I had some build-up, but think I had some bacteria in the system or something.I'm a newbbie as far as CNC is concerned, my machine has a 1,5Kw liquid cooled spindle and obviously I cannot compare it with any other to give any advice. I use distilled water as coolant and it keeps it almost as cold as when it is off. I have a 15 liter drum as reservoir, the first time I used it it didn't cool it that well because the pump was sucking the hot water as the returning pipe end was close to the inlet of the pump, solved it by fixing it to the lid and letting it one inch below the surface level.