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    I have a Taig ER16 Headstock along with a Sherline VS motor from an old cnc mill I built and I plan to use them to build a hobby lathe.

    I’m at the layout face and looking at this thread
    Taig Micro Lathe CNC Conversion

    I notice he is doing a similar job and incorporates threading but this guy is way ahead of my capabilities.

    If I want to include later on threading on my new lathe, is there something I must do now to make allowances for future threading?

    I will use Mach3, ball screws, slide rails and stepper motors and I know steppers are not ideal for threading but for a hobby use I understand steppers are ok.

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    Default Re: Making CNC Taig

    You might be interested in this collaborative project that was developed a while ago: Electronic Lead Screw Main Page The Electronic Lead Screw isn't quite the same as full CNC, but it gives you the ability to cut all sorts of threads. I haven't tried it myself, but if you do, could you please write back to this thread and tell us how it worked out for you?

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    Default Re: Making CNC Taig

    Thank you awerby for the info

    As I mentioned I’m at the layout face of my new lathe and it would be another 6+ months before I start the electronics.

    Since I have built before a cnc mill I’m familiar with the controls like G540, stepper motors etc. However I don’t know anything about this ELS although it sounds interesting. When the time comes I will investigate further and let you know

    Nicolas


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