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Offline websterz

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Another one of those little mods...
« on: June 04, 2009, 04:15:00 PM »
...you wonder how you lived without for so long. 



A couple scraps of brass and an hour of playtime.  :dremel:
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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 03:51:16 AM »
Nice job, does the handle still allow you to turn it nice and slow in terms of a "fine feed"?


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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 11:12:51 AM »
That was exactly why I did it. Now I have the leverage to turn a nice, slow and steady arc with the handle, rather than only getting 180* at a turn before repositioning my hand. I bored out a piece of nylon last night and the handle mod "worked a treat" as you fellas say.  :lol:
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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 12:12:06 PM »
Yep!

Seemed like a good idea at the time.......  ::)




It might look like a cnc pulse generator handle, but it sure don`t turn like one!

Further, extension handle modding, to come.....  :thumbup:

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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 06:04:50 AM »
I finally got there Todd!   ::)



Certainly makes the Z axis more manageable...... Similar to the other handwheels.

Won`t need to keep on engaging/ disengaging the drive dogs, now.....  :clap:

Thanks for the tip!  :thumbup:

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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 09:46:17 AM »
i've made one too :thumbup:

if i'd thought it through, i'd have never tried it

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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 10:21:23 AM »
I finally got there Todd!   ::)



Certainly makes the Z axis more manageable...... Similar to the other handwheels.

Won`t need to keep on engaging/ disengaging the drive dogs, now.....  :clap:

Thanks for the tip!  :thumbup:

David D

And a fine job it is.  :thumbup: If you are feeling particularly energetic I suggest pulling the linkage cover off from behind the fine feed knob and having a look at the shaft. I don't know why they felt the need to use a u-joint there. I replaced mine with a solid shaft and it eliminated 90% of my fine feed backlash.

I will have pics of my newest mill mods later on today. I can't let you guys stay caught up with me for long! hehehe This one was more than a 5 Minute Fix. Actually it's two mods in one.  :proj:

Todd  a.k.a. webs
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 10:24:30 AM by websterz »
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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009, 10:25:21 AM »
i've made one too :thumbup:



No fair...your mill is bigger than mine!  :wack:  :lol:
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Re: Another one of those little mods...
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 12:10:54 PM »
And a fine job it is.  :thumbup: If you are feeling particularly energetic I suggest pulling the linkage cover off from behind the fine feed knob and having a look at the shaft. I don't know why they felt the need to use a u-joint there. I replaced mine with a solid shaft and it eliminated 90% of my fine feed backlash.

Thanks for that Todd!

I have just been fine tuning the shaft/ front bearing alignment.
The bearing block is vertical, with the shaft heading slightly downhill to it`s wormwheel end. I elongated the hole slightly.

The u-j is firm, backlash free...... 

Drilled a couple of proving holes ........ Much improved!  :thumbup:

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