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    Quote Originally Posted by X2cnc View Post
    I've been waiting for you to put a stepper up there and turn the swivel head into a fifth axis!

    You'd have to do B-axis motion by combining X and Z, though.

    As a CNC newbie I'm still not sure what I would use a 5th axis for.
    Maybe someday, but I don't need to make any impellers right now.
    "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u2xC60-oMI"]5-Axis Impeller Blade

    It's already been done on a MaxNC.

    "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EYaM4FkASA"]5-axis milling demo

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    Is the second machine cutting wood? Looks cool. But with the 5th axis, will it make the machine limited in terms of its capability in cutting harder metals like steel?



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    Not if designed properly. You build some with low rigidity and obviously it can't handle but build and design it with strong rigidity and it will be ok.


    -Jason




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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss2006 View Post
    Hey Gang,
    Finished my High Speed Spindle Motor attachment.
    Will use it mainly for engraving and grinding.
    Used a Dewalt Laminate Trimmer Model #DW670 I bought at Lowes.
    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...670&lpage=none
    It has a 1/4 in. collet ( I made an 1/8 collet for it) and 34,000 rpm.
    Very nice quality item with no backlash in the spindle.
    Has a machined housing that fits nicely in the mount that I made to hold
    it perpendicular and true.
    Below are pics of the drawings and finished parts.
    The spindle is offset 3 in. from the X2 spindle on the X Axis as it's mounted here
    but it's able to mount on either side or the front.
    This should work well.
    Later Hoss
    P.S. As you can see I need to mount the Spindle Lock I made on the front yet,
    that's next.
    Hey Hoss,

    I need to add a high speed spindle to my X2 for making printed circuit boards and have a Rotozip that goes to 30,000 that I will use. I'm going to make an adapter based on yours and have a question.

    How deep did you tap into the bottom of your X2 head ? (I don't want to screw up anything inside)

    And would you mind providing the DXF for that part ?

    Thanks


    EDIT: For anyone else interested in this and would like to see the pictures, the above quote came from page 3, post number 28

    Last edited by SScnc; 10-13-2008 at 10:00 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SScnc View Post
    Hey Hoss,

    I need to add a high speed spindle to my X2 for making printed circuit boards and have a Rotozip that goes to 30,000 that I will use. I'm going to make an adapter based on yours and have a question.

    How deep did you tap into the bottom of your X2 head ? (I don't want to screw up anything inside)

    And would you mind providing the DXF for that part ?

    Thanks
    I didn't tap mine, I use the 3 existing screws that hold the bearing plate cover on. You want the DWG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay C View Post
    I didn't tap mine, I use the 3 existing screws that hold the bearing plate cover on. You want the DWG?
    Yes, I would like to see the DWG file. Thank you very much, I appreciate it !



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    Quote Originally Posted by SScnc View Post
    Yes, I would like to see the DWG file. Thank you very much, I appreciate it !
    Attached. Note:, I drew my mount "on top" of the cad drawings another member did of the entire machine. I hid those layers, but they are still there IIRC.

    Jay

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    Hi Jay,

    That's great ! I have all the toolpaths done for it, I just need to order some .750" 6106 stock. My X2 is a Grizzly with a MT3 spindle and is only ~.800" below the bottom of the head.

    Thanks again for taking the time to post and share this,very much appreciated,

    Steve



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    Hi Hoss,

    I just got my new base from SIEG. As with yours, the new base is not the same as the one I am using. But the worst part is that the ways distance is 1mm shorter on the new base. What do you suggest I should do? Do you think using a 60 degree dovetail cutter to even out the difference would do the job? I know SIEG doesn't use 60 degree dovetail to cut the dovetail ways. I think its somewhere around 52 degrees.

    I was thinking of skimming all the dovetails to 60 degrees throughout just for uniformity. What do you think?

    Alex



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    Do you have access to a machine big enough to cut the entire length of both bases?
    Skimming all the dovetails with the 60 could make it silkly smooth if it's accurate enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SScnc View Post
    I need to add a high speed spindle to my X2 for making printed circuit boards and have a Rotozip that goes to 30,000 that I will use. I'm going to make an adapter based on yours and have a question.
    If you haven't already, you might want to verify the runout on that spindle before doing too much work around it. In my experience, you can live with about .003-.005" of total error (backlash + runout) before it starts getting hairy with a typical board layout with features like signals between DIP pins. In the past, Rotozips and laminate trimmers would usually exhibit .005"+ TIR.



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    My Dewalt Laminate Trimmer only had .001 runout, must have a good one

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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