I have been working on grblHAL and a new sender lately...

A project log for Mini Lathe (Emco Compact 5) CNC Conversion

New cross slide, BLDC spindle motor, custom 32-bit grbl port, spindle sync, threading (G76), MPG controller+++

terje-ioTerje Io 04/05/2020 at 06:420 Comments

...and among all the changes the sender has now got 3D rendering of lathe toolpaths.

The machine will get a new leadscrew soon, got a second hand ballscrew from Korea that I'll attempt to mount. The BLDC motor was a joke, I have switched to a washing machine motor and a VFD controller - a lot more torque.