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WOODKNACK
06-18-2003, 01:07 PM
Well I have finished all the wires and everything is lubed and greesed. The machine is ready to go! I have engraved a few names with it so far. I am very impressed with it. nice little rig!

ToyMaker
06-18-2003, 01:25 PM
Yo! way to go WoodKnack, you old motor-spinner, you. :D

robotic regards,

Tom

cncadmin
06-18-2003, 01:28 PM
Nice set-up!

anoah
06-18-2003, 01:30 PM
To sweet! I'm jealous!!

Klox
06-19-2003, 01:15 AM
Looks very, very good!!!

Klox

cncadmin
06-19-2003, 01:23 AM
What are the boxes under the stepper motors?

balsaman
06-19-2003, 09:32 AM
Looks great. Are you sure that's yours? Looks like a pic from a web page or something. Too clean to be a real shop...:)

(wedge)

Eric

WOODKNACK
06-19-2003, 09:58 AM
Those boxes I got at Radio Shack. They are just small project boxes. I drilled a hole on the bottom of the box and put the stepper motor wires thru the hole. then doubleside tape to the stepper I then have another hole on the other end for the wire that comes from my controller. I wire capped on all the wires and screwed the cover to the box on. Takes the strain off the wires and looks very neat I think!
Nothing looks worse then seeing wire just hanging! I like to do a neat job. While I was waiting for my mill to arrrive I repainted my bench. Thats why it looks so clean.:D

Rekd
06-19-2003, 11:09 AM
Wow. Very nice job.

:cheers:

'Rekd

WOODKNACK
06-25-2003, 12:26 AM
Here is a timing wheel gear for a clock I cut out on my Taig mill.
MY GOOD FRIEND STEVE sent me the gcodes for it. Thanks Steve. So far I am very impressed with the whole mill!! Picture is kind of blurry. Sorry..

Klox
06-25-2003, 01:29 AM
Woodknack,
I had to change my display card, your image looks better now! (just kidding!)

Looks like your machine cuts very well, the shape of the gear teeth is out of the ordinary. Well done!
It's the first time I see teeth like this.
I think i must send all my gearcutting jobs to you.....LOL

Klox:D

balsaman
06-25-2003, 05:32 AM
What material is that cut from?

Eric

Rekd
06-25-2003, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by balsaman
What material is that cut from?

Eric

Looks like copper..

'Rekd

WOODKNACK
06-25-2003, 09:44 AM
YA it is copper. Its a pcboard I had laying around. I cut it from 1/8 plywwod first but the teeth were so small some just broke off. So I had this board laying there and said I bet that would work! And there you have it! Ill attach a picture of the one done in wood.

ToyMaker
06-25-2003, 09:50 AM
Klox:
The gear is the escape wheel of a clock. It is the last wheel in the drive train. The ramps on the crowns of the teeth push on the escapement to swing the pendulum.

WoodKnack:
How big is the wheel (diameter)?

robotic regards,

Tom

WOODKNACK
06-25-2003, 10:27 AM
Heres a pic..

WOODKNACK
06-25-2003, 11:58 AM
Well I had my machine setup wrong! It was only giving me half the size it should have. I have that now straightened out. This is the size the wheel should be. The bigger one. the teeth did not like to be cut out as you can see. It was Maple wood. The grain is to long. Need a tighter grain wood or maybe metal!

WOODKNACK
07-14-2003, 11:22 PM
Here are some gears and a start to me actually making this clock. I found some press board that seems to work pretty good so far. I just want to get one clock together so I know how everything works better. The gears above were just practice gears..

WOODKNACK
07-15-2003, 01:16 PM
Here is a curcuit board I did on the machine today. Came out nice. I just need to do a couple more things and Ill have it drill all the hole too. Getting there though!
SO don't let anyone tell you you can't do curcuit boards on a Taig mill! I know a curtain person that that has said that! HMMM.
Maybe this board looks familur too him!!! :D

WOODKNACK
07-15-2003, 01:21 PM
Here it is in action on the mill...:p

WOODKNACK
07-18-2003, 01:03 PM
OK I finished up the code. Actually had some help from friends. But here it is all trace and drilled. I traced it out at 20 IPM and the did a tool change and drilled all the holes at 6 IPM could probably do it faster. From start to finish it too 1 hour 10 minutes. Not bad. Now if I could just get something done while this was doing its thing id be more productive. I just get mezmorized by watching the machine move all by itself. It amazes me!!

Bloy2004
12-05-2003, 07:36 PM
This is Great! Posts here have given me much needed info and ideas! Woodknack.... wonderful!

John S.
01-04-2004, 07:47 AM
Here's a shot of a manual Taig mill that I converted to CNC.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/taig7.jpg
The steppers drive the screws thru 1:1 timing belts inside the box section mountings.
I went this way for two reasons, one, I wanted to keep the overall size down as the factory one looks like Prince Charles and secondly the original Taig motor couplings are micky mouse and a new coupling is more expensive than two pullies and a belt !
Motors are 216 oz/ in and the small brass and plastic boxes on the sides house the limit switches.
No drive motor fitted at this point but that will be a 90v DC motor driving thru a variable speed DC drive.
I also need to swap the spindle out for one that holds ER16 collets so I can make use of metric shanked cutters which are cheap in the UK.

John S