Midway through. . .


A bit messy granted, but here’s a pic taken mid way through the CNC conversion of the Bridgeport. The X axis motor is connected to the shaft, with a 15mm 5m timing belt running through a 6:1 reduction drive. All bolted up using 6mm plates cut to size.

The X axis is on the left hand side, and took some fiddling to get right. The handle manages the end float of that screw, so I had to make a bush the right size and be careful in the tightening order.

The microstep controllers are mounted neatly in a project box, along with the Arduino running GRBL. Lots to do still, but it’s keeping me occupied during the lockdown. I’m really looking forward to seeing it run now!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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