Toe Clamps... Ok.. i Cut off a length of Tool steel ( 2510, almost similar to D2 ), later this week i'll be milling some "baby toe clamps" in Dutch these Things are called "Kikkers" (lit. "Frogs". they never jump, don't ask why )
Stability is also an issue here, i want the most stability, considering the work i want to do on this machine, things like this:
most CNC machines are built this way, if i'd want longer travel, i'd have built a Bigger machine!.. the runnerblocks of the Table are far apart, (center to center 220 mm on a 280 mm table, No overhang)
as said earlier, stability is what i need, the weel on the picture is only 21 mm ( less than an inch about 7/8" )
Today, i have been working on the head..
all parts Ground flat, and machined to size... tomorrow will be Drilling-day.. drilling all the holes to put the parts together, i wil also bore out the hole for the motor.
Put on the machine, it looks like this
still no guides, but that's ok.. i'll have plenty of work wiring the motors and the PC, i also have to figure out how, how much, and were to put the end/limit/home switches.
I also wil buy a 4th controller, and a stepper motor to use as a 4th axis, i want to be able to mill my own model tires some day..( and numerous other parts )
this finally, is a daily routine.. clearing up my workbench tomorrows work starts at 7.00 AM, and i dont want to start on a messy workbench, so every day for the past few weeks, all the parts of the CNC are put in this Yellow plastic Crate, waiting 'til 4.00 PM when i start working on mij little CNC again..