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Old 11-19-2017, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Mill and lathe upgrades

I decided...(.ok, ok...my wife let me..) to spend a few bob of loads of overtime I've been doing lately. I fitted a 3 axis DRO to my mill with glass scales.
Works a treat and solves the 'backlash' issues on a machine.
The Z axis probably won't get much use as the crank is on top of the column.
I have actually got a bevelled gear set so one day I can do an 'under table' mod. It already has readout on the quill. Now just to find some time to use it..

Also treated my lathe to coil spring covers on the leadscrew.

Fun little projects.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Pretty nice shop setup, Skip !! . I hope you totally enjoy your machine upgrades !!
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Yes it is.
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N-I-C-E! (Green with envy!)

Ok, now we have seen the tool, we need to see the products!
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I agree with Hank, we need to see what you produce with these toys!
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Careful, the DRO display looks like it might topple the Mill.

Nah, just a little envious.
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All that’s missing are a few stepper motors.
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