Category Archives: CNC

CNC Build Part VI

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cnc_build_056

Been doing a lot of work with the machine, getting it ready for some actual part production. Been trying to get my control system organized. I have the control box mounted on the wall with custom mounts for the half-broken laptop and the monitor of which I need to angle down for better viewing. Computer does need more memory but seems to function pretty well so far.

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CNC Build/Conversion Part III

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cnc_build_015

Also not shown, I replaced all of the bearings in the spindle with higher quality sealed bearings and rebuilt it all with new grease. Will spin much smoother. I also turned the stock pullies down a bit on the lathe before I disassembled it, which will help with balance. Once the CNC is dialed in I will probably just CNC new aluminum ones for even smoother operation.

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