Time for a little update!
Got a little time to work on the PDB for the mill.
I am using TTS with plans to implement some sort of toolchanger.....eventually.
This machine mainly is used for aluminum and plastics, I have used it for SS and mild in the past but prefer the beef of the bridgeport over this for the harder to machine materials.
Not saying that it isnt capable of the work, (it's very capable with a little elbow grease)It just helps me keeps the swarf separated for the scrapper.
With that said this is a fairly light duty PDB. I am using the same bellevilles as a few here on the zone for the lighter duty machines. I have not done any testing of tool holding force so I cant really say that it works yet but I will get to testing it soon after I get it all finished up, havent decided if I am going to powdercoat it yet or just beadblast it like the belt drive.
Here are some pics of the parts before finishing.
The spindle "nut" is 1018 as well as the bushing in the lower plate as those parts contact each other for the "floating" design