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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2021, 07:54:04 AM »
Ya!  Me too!!  Back to the day job so progress will slow a bit. 
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2021, 05:21:15 PM »
The devil is in the details!

The motor sub-mount/ bearing support is fabricated and installed on the Z axis.  The rails have to remain off until after paint.  They will trap the lower V bearing adjustment cams once in place, so have to hold off until I get those ready and things painted.  Holes are all drilled for the rails so it will just be driving screws when the time comes.  Next is a lower bearing support, and thrust bearing wear plates, the acme nut bracket with nut, and then installing the screw.....after paint.  The devils is in the details!!


V-bearing adjustment cams for the Y axis and Z axis.


Filling some tooling holes.  I like this Elmer's wood filler.  Holds well, and works easy enough. 


I half of a dust collection shoe, boot, thingy majig.  It will have a sister part that fastens to the router mount and hold the vacuum hose.  Then this will have the brush and the counter bores will hold magnets in both parts.  That was I can snap the boot off and on without tools or dealing with the vacuum hose for tool changes.





From the beginning I felt like I would need some leveling feet on the base, but just could decide what or how I was going to do it.  These arrived today.  Looks like nice hardware.  Plan is to bond and screw some mounting block on each corner and insert the feet into those block.   I should have done this earlier but just didn't want to pull the trigger on nice hardware so I procrastinated it.  Glued up a block for thickness tonight and will cut it into the individual blocks and get them mounted later in the week.  The material at the corners now is only one layer of 3/4 plywood, so not thick enough to bore into for these screws, thus the reason for adding the mounting blocks.
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2021, 07:14:27 PM »
Just WOW Loren; I can't seem to get enough of your pics and progress.  Thank You!!
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2021, 03:59:10 AM »
Just wait until he starts using it!
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2021, 10:42:29 AM »
You are welcome!!

And what Allen said.  I am itching to make chips, but gee there is still a ton of work to be done.
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2021, 05:19:21 PM »
Knock the paint off the corners so I get a decent glue bond for the blocks for the adjustable feet.  The paint has really gotten tough!!!


Blocks and adjustable feet installed.  Glued and screwed !!  I will circle back later and touch up the paint. 




Starting to get the Y axis carriage fitted.


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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2021, 06:47:26 PM »
TGIF !!

The shop looks like a Kansas twister blew through and tossed everything.

I have the gantry carriage lead screw and motor fitted along with the acme nuts and bracket to mount to the carriage.




Wear plates and thrust bearings installed on each end of the lead screw.  Same setup I used on the main lead screw driving the gantry.



All the aluminum components fabricated for the Z axis
Upper thrust bearing wear plate, acme nut bracket, and lower bearing support.







Top of the gantry carriage with the Z-axis on top of it.



Under side of that assembly


Looking at the bottom end of the carriage / Z-axis


The block stand up on top will become the router mount and will be mount there on the lower end of the Z-axis.


Getting close to having the carriage and Z-axis complete and ready to pull it all back apart for paint.



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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2021, 08:40:38 PM »
The paint is drying on the gantry carriage and Z axis. 

Started working on building the electrical / controls box.  I opted to build my own box from plywood to save some money. 











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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2021, 08:53:18 PM »
Looking good!
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2021, 03:59:49 AM »
Let us see....

Absolutely superior woodworking ability, does his own circuit design and wiring! I really think there is something in the water in Baldwin, Kansas!
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2021, 04:39:26 AM »
...does his own circuit design and wiring! I really think there is something in the water in Baldwin, Kansas!

I bought a case of this stuff, so if I have any wire leaks I can refill them, so it should be all good....lol

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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2021, 05:46:05 PM »
The all that is left now is to finish....lol  oh ya the dust boot skirt needs to be installed.  Oh then there is all the electrical / controls work, and getting the 4th Axis mounting tooling made and and and.....but getting closer. 











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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2021, 06:53:27 PM »
Working on the magic box some more tonight.  Getting closer.  Still waiting on small 24v power supply to power some homing sensors.

Main power supply bottom right, small white boxes are relays for turning on and off the router spindle and the dust collector., top right is the little magic black box motion control driver, a Gecko G540.  It is a pretty cool little unit with 4 axis control, 4 inputs and 2 outputs.  Top left is incoming power and it is switched with a on/off power button on the cabinet door. 




The power supply and relays are jacked up, literally, with standoffs under them to keep them off the plywood.  I wouldn't do that if it was a metal box, but just a little feel good for that little voice in my head.




 
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2021, 09:12:18 PM »
Love the craftsmanship .... Quite the build there  8) 8) 8)
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Re: My Next Build Has Started
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2021, 06:28:56 PM »
Scott, Thanks!


I have the electrical cabinet done. The receptacle above is for powering the PC and an "extension cord" comes off of it to feed power to the whole machine. 

120volt run to the back of the gantry to power the router spindle.  I used outdoor boxes to maybe help keep dust out of the electrical.  This is connect to a relay that the software will control to turn the spindle off and on.


Another 120v power source that is relay switched to power dust collection.


Drag chain installed for cable management








E-stop installed and wired back to the motion control.



Next up is running cables to the stepper motors and getting them wired up on both end.  After that is installing some sensors for homing position.  I'm thinking that will wrap up the electrical work. 
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