Folks, Hi again... it has been quite a while since you last heard from me, but i've recently started a new CNC project..
the "HBM C1 Lathe", i believe this is one of the many Proxxon Lathe Copies made in China, but.. this is a quite decent machine..
So!.. for starters, i dismantled the entire machine, and carried all the parts upstairs to my "office"
where i started taking measurements, and drawing all the parts in Alibre Design
I started out designing, aiming at a "standard Lathe, with 2 steppers attached, running on Ballscrews, and USBCNC for the control..
But then!.. things started to go haywire, in a pleasant manner..
I managed to get hold of a 15" Touchscreen which had originally been mounted in a cigarette vending machine..and when i saw the casings of those machines, i started picturing my lathe inside one of those casings.. hmmm
so. i bought a Touchscreen, and got 2 casings free to go with it..
so i took some measurements, with the help of my father, deciding how to mount the lathe inside those steel cabinets..
and then... i was talking to a friend on MSN, dicussing CNC machines, since he also has a CNC mill, and he wants to CNC a Lathe also..
and he mentioned he had a 1.8 Kilowatt motor lying around, with a VFD already dialed in and ready to run.
So after some negotiations i got myself a 1.8 kw motor to put on my lathe instead of the 0.15 Kw DC motor it originally has..
So, i had to change the design slightly, but that was done in a jiffy.
Ok.. On to Work.. To the BatCave!.. erhmm.. the garden shed that is..
Welding the brackets to "slant-mount" the lathe..
So i got 4 of these.. and i also cut the cabinets to pieces.. in order to fit around the lathe..
while drinking Coffee, my father and i further discussed some details
The next day i went to the local Construction company, only to find out they were not very willing to cut some steel for me, and even receive a fair amount of dosh for it.. well .. have it your way.. dumb-ass-numbnuts..
so, on i went to another company, i never before thougt of, just two blocks away from my home, but they didn't have the required steel in stock, so, i hopped in my car once more, to another company, in another village, just 5 minutes by car.. ( this is the netherlands after all ), and they were able to supply me with the desired steel, some 20x20 Square tube, and 2 pieces of flat bar..
which, off course i welded into a frame the very next day.
and i think something went wrong here..