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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #12: X axis build (again)

06-23-2014 04:47 AM by DS | 13 comments »

I put off assembling the x axis rack and pinion until I was able to purchase the rest of the parts. The y and z axis has to build on the x axis. I bought the linear rails a long time ago, so the y and z were built on top of this. Well, now that I am ready to finish the x axis, I had to remove the y and z from the gantry. The pinion gear assembly took a bit of work but they are finally ready. Due to the depth of the pinion gear and the mounted flanged bearing, I had to build o...

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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #6: Y axis coming together...

02-23-2014 04:25 AM by DS | 13 comments »

Received the y axis THK rails yesterday—just in time for the weekend. I was able to mount them and begin assembling the y axis carriage.As soon as the rack and pinion arrives I’ll be able to make the motor mount box and start focusing on the z axis plate. The y axis rack and pinion gears are stuck in Chicago almost a week already. Not sure what the hold up is.The cable drag chains arrived today from the east coast with no issues. The chains themselves came as thre...

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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #4: Linear Rails - WOO HOO! - eBay doesn't totally suck after all.

03-21-2013 09:39 PM by DS | 14 comments »

Just won these on eBay! I’ll bet most of you gave up on this build!This will be for the main x-axis which will carry the gantry. There’s enough resources (read money) left to buy the A xis motor, gear head, chuck and tailstock.After that it’s back to the waiting-for-money game. :-( If only the clerk at the 7-eleven would stop selling me the LOSING lottery tickets this would go faster. Expected delivery March 27th(I feel like a proud Papa) ——...

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