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Forum: 40. Z-Slide Sat 14 March 2009, 18:23
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Z installed

I got the Z installed and rinnind and it looks great. With the Z all the way down ithe plate is still between all V rolers.
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Fri 13 March 2009, 15:56
Replies: 86
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Posted By Art
Serious Z

Nowthat is a real serious extended Z! You gota show the whole machine in one picture amd working.
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Sun 08 March 2009, 11:55
Replies: 86
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Posted By Art
My try

Because of the laterial and vertical force involved the rack and pinion on the Z gets lost. I replaced it with a lead screw I have 10" of travel with the Z plate between all V rollers and up to 15"...
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Mon 29 December 2008, 06:20
Replies: 86
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Posted By Art
Extending Z

I have never been really happy with the Z axis. For flat work it is great but most of my work is in lathe mode and ocasionaly it can be driven down a tooth or 2 on the rack. Think of a 14" square...
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Sun 10 August 2008, 08:27
Replies: 86
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Posted By Art
dxf file

Can you send me a copy of the dxf file? I will model it probably from plywood. I have a free gear reducer coming that I want to test. I want 9" of travel which is more than any gas shock I can find...
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