• Motor & movement

    loufourmountains01/30/2021 at 15:49 0 comments

    Lay-out work for the motor attachment on the Y axis

    Motor mount cut out of 2mm aluminium

    Let paint dry

    I don’t have the real blue paint that most machinists use, but a permanent marker (and some sanding afterwards) will do the job!

    X axis motor mount

    Y axis motor mount paintjob

    For holding the nut in place

    Nut holder for the y axis: bent and painted

    Wooden bit will keep the nut from spinning

    X axis motor mount

    Z axis motor mount

    Z axis motor mount installed

    I upgraded the mount for the bolt

    Also the X nut holder is improved

    Z movement

  • Varia

    loufourmountains12/27/2020 at 11:14 0 comments

    Base plate of 1.8 mm thick plywood, here is where I will be mounting everything on

    This is a test

    Column attachment to the baseplate

    Drilled and countersunk underside

    Overkill? I think not!Normally I am a big (big!!) fan of Torx drive screws, and I have a lot of Torx head screws in storage, about 1700, but I didn’t buy thick and long ones. I had to use 5x80 mm Philips head screws instead…

  • Column

    loufourmountains12/27/2020 at 11:11 0 comments

    Column made of plywood

    The 5 layers of 1,8mm thick plywood

    Upright image of the wooden column

    The template I used for marking and cutting out the column.

    Z axis, identical to the y axis

    Z axis is attached

    The same brackets as on the XY table

    New Z axis motor mount, now the whole axis will be identical to the Y axis (left to right)This will be beneficial for the captive nut

  • XY table

    loufourmountains12/27/2020 at 11:07 0 comments

    XY table top view

    Side view

    Stoppers for the linear rails and not all screws are used yet because I will have to undo them anyways in a bit

    Bottom view

    Base rails to the base plank

    Added trough bolts for more squareness and stiffness

    Drilled and tapped

    Table is mounted much more secure, I added a larger diameter for the fasteners connecting to the linear bearings, so my imperfections can pass trough without any issues of alignment

    Of course i still have to tighten the nut, but I do that when I am sure that I like it this way