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Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Tue 25 May 2010, 19:28
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Posted By swatkins
I am trying to set up Leo's belt drives in...

I am trying to set up Leo's belt drives in Mach3.. Would anyone, who uses his drives, have the "Steps Per" setting for Mach3?

My heads hurts tonight and I think I would mess up the...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Wed 21 April 2010, 19:45
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Yes they are the ones I ended up using... The...

Yes they are the ones I ended up using... The clearance of the tooth gears is very close and the heads must be thin to miss the belt and gear...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Wed 21 April 2010, 19:04
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
I posted a few pictures of the ones I built on...

I posted a few pictures of the ones I built on my build log... http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=40434&postcount=67

There is also a picture of one mounted to the Z axis. I had to...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Tue 20 April 2010, 22:49
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Did you get your parts from Leo? Mine were...

Did you get your parts from Leo?

Mine were from him and he used a different setup on the gantry plates so that all the belt drives could be made the same...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 11 March 2010, 21:48
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Here is a post I wrote a few days ago explaining...

Here is a post I wrote a few days ago explaining how I tap and some things to make your life easier.. http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=38473&postcount=49



Here is a picture...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 11 March 2010, 21:14
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Oh My.... Hand taping! :eek: Stand by and I...

Oh My.... Hand taping! :eek: Stand by and I will shoot a few pictures to show you how I do it... I have made 4 stand offs in the last 45 minutes!
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 11 March 2010, 19:22
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
HI Russell... I stopped off at a bearing...

HI Russell...

I stopped off at a bearing shop and picked up a piece of shaft... For 5 bucks it beat out all the other options :)

I do have a reamer and even a press but it was just not worth...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Wed 10 March 2010, 21:33
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Leo... On your belt drives what did you...

Leo...


On your belt drives what did you use for shafting?

I picked up a piece of drill rod thinking that the pulleys would fit... I received all the pulleys for the drives today and all...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Sat 30 January 2010, 18:14
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
There is a small error in the parts list Leo... ...

There is a small error in the parts list Leo...

"4 shafts per motor 1.275 long .500 Dia" Should read

4 Stand-Offs per motor 1.275 long .500 Dia


I just ordered the...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 07 January 2010, 16:04
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
I should have been a little clearer :) I was...

I should have been a little clearer :) I was meaning smaller as in Table size.

Thanks for the link... There are no prices on their website so I am going to send them an email... How much better...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 07 January 2010, 15:47
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Oh this is so exciting ( and expensive!) I just...

Oh this is so exciting ( and expensive!) I just ordered the motors and now I am looking for the correct rack and pinion....:)


The McMaster-Carr page you linked to only had 3/8" wide racks.....
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 07 January 2010, 15:03
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Oh it helps tremendously! I do plan on taking my...

Oh it helps tremendously! I do plan on taking my time and being anal as hell about the tolerances :D

I was going to build this machine and then a smaller one for metal cutting but after seeing...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 07 January 2010, 10:45
Replies: 449
Views: 182,894
Posted By swatkins
Chopper I noticed you're using the Kreling...

Chopper I noticed you're using the Kreling motors. Do you have the model number for them? Also what size and brand of rack and pinion gear are you using? I would like my machine to work as well...
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