View Full Version : construction started with the Z axis last night

06-15-2004, 04:18 PM
Well I started with the z axis last night
after making a find at princess auto
and a stop at the local plastics shop
for some off cuts to play with

the large pic is realy big be careful

ans here is some more

I haven't remove the paper from the acric yet but I was pretty happy the the burnishing cam out one of the pics you can see the treads I cut in

06-15-2004, 04:37 PM
Wowsers that's a biggun! I didin't wait for ti to load, but it is waaay off of my screen, any chance you could re-size it a bit!:eek:

06-15-2004, 06:59 PM
For those playing with a 56K handicap this is a resized pic...

06-15-2004, 07:00 PM
IE will resize them once they are down loaded but the are just over a meg

I have my bandwidth kinda maxed right now try again in about a hour

sorry I'll resize some more later
I don't like to waste the goodness my camera produces :D

06-15-2004, 07:01 PM
Is that Lexan you are using?

06-15-2004, 07:13 PM
no it is acrilic I wish lexan was as easy to find :)

not super strong but I had to start building it was a scrap I grabbed
while I was at the plastics shop
I was at the welling shopp looks like I may have some scrap aluminum for this piece next week and I have my 1" round bar and my 1" angle for my x and y

but I scored thoose rails and wanted to see how sturdy they would be with something mounted up

here is the pic that shows the threads
there a a bigger on that show it better on the site in the first post

well I burnished the edges just for the sake of making look perty :) until it gets used the first time

06-16-2004, 09:19 AM
Acrylic eh? I take it you will be cutting balsa or light ply with your machine. I guess it will suffice for that, but if you crash the router into a fixture, then you could have a loaded router jumping around the bench, spinning at 30000rpm. I am not trying to put you off, but please be aware of the dangers if the acrylic should snap. Keep postin' them pictures though:D

06-16-2004, 02:19 PM
I know the dangers and I plan on replacing it with something more sturdy
down the road I just happen to have a piece of acrilic the right size just needed holes drilled

08-03-2004, 01:16 PM
Broncosis, have you made any more prgress on your prjoect?

08-07-2004, 09:21 AM
No I just started work at a plce that build CNC machines making prosteics
so my new parts availabillity has thrown me back in to the design phaze
and when I get these next 2 machine done at work they I willl have a couple of Minutes to think about it

but the z axis is going to grow some what useing some left over thompson
berrings that we are no longer using and I plan on using a THK knock off type bearing made by INA and maybe even some real nice ball screws