Made another motor mount today. This is really not the proper way to use a forrester bit however it does work. Once making this part was completed, I was able to install it and the stepper motors didn't bang into anything. Cool!
I'm at the point where it's mechanically done, minus two leadscrew nuts I have to make on the lathe. I'll be doing that once I get my lathe chuck to not wobble (grrr).
Almost done the wiring however, but I'm having trouble sourcing the flexible, plastic "links" that the wiring goes into, which prevents the wiring from falling into the machine or off the side. These links flex in one direction, but not the others.
I've tried mcmaster and google, but I'm not finding it. What is this stuff called? Hard to search for something if you don't know what it is lol. I've tried "flexible conduit" and "flat conduit" and similar.
And the start of the auxilary control board (which buffers the axis limit switches, turns on and off the plasma cutter and coolant pump, and monitors the emergency stop button). Soldering ribbon cable is a real PITA. Wish my hands were steadier, this would have gone much faster. Now it's time to solder on transistors! http://frederic.midimonkey.com/cnc2/IM001919.JPG
Its too bad my new workbenches are completely covered in CNC project parts, it would have been nice to solder wires with the PC on the workbench, rather than wobbling on the bed of the lathe lol.