UNCNC: handwheels

A project log for Minamil: a minimal CNC mill. And friends.

Each axis: $̶5̶$8 motor+lead screw, 3x LM6UU, 3x 6mm x 100mm rod, 1/8in hardboard, PC case screws

Paul McClayPaul McClay 01/06/2021 at 06:420 Comments

Just before Christmas I had an idea for replacing the motors with handwheels. For a first try I converted my first XY table and gave the result to my brother. He doesn't CNC but does some very finely detailed model-making.

It worked better than I expected, even without the backlash adjusters for which I didn't get the springs done.

This seems like a way to further generalize the generalized slide model