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Old Fri 21 April 2017, 09:52
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Working on Rack and Motors - Ball Ground, GA

I started this in the intro thread and moved it here to ask questions. Its just a little different than the MM design as far as the table goes. I am going to build a bigger table later for it. I need to be able to move this one when needed.
So my goal is to get one working and move it to a full size later.
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Old Fri 21 April 2017, 09:54
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
My first question. Is 1/4' x 4" x 18" gauge plate the best size for the z axis? I see longer one mentioned on here, and some of the drawings show different size lengths for different options.
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Old Sat 22 April 2017, 05:21
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
It really depends on what your doing. If your going to do typical stuff on the machine the 18 inch is fine. I just built this one for a member and it has the 18 inch plate.
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Old Sat 22 April 2017, 08:28
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Thank you. That looks great. I just wanted to make sure I was utilizing the entire 8 inches.
(**FYI. All the bent parts I bought from you fit perfectly.)
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Old Sun 23 April 2017, 22:18
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I ordered this. Made in USA - 18 x 4 x 1/4 Inch, AISI Type O1, Tool Steel Oil Hardening Flat Stock from
www.mscdirect.com
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Old Mon 24 April 2017, 06:44
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
I have this assembly now available as a part ZS01 for $625.00 delivered if anyone is in need of the part. V rails are milled and not ground. I have built jigs to allow complete milling of this 18 inch and 20 inch plate.
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Old Wed 26 April 2017, 17:09
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Z Axis Slide Plate

First piece ordered arrived.
Now on to figure out the slider plate.

I think it is 1" x 3" x 1/4" x 28" long and then cut back to 26 (+/-) inches after fitting spring. Is that correct?
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Old Thu 27 April 2017, 14:57
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
What is the best way to mill or ground the Z axis

I am a little confused on the Z axis slide plate grinding. Is it best to take it to a machine shop and have it milled?
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Old Thu 27 April 2017, 17:14
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Belay My Last. Figured it out...To simple.. Returning to course.
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Old Fri 28 April 2017, 12:48
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Z slide Tube

Took all morning looking through scrap but I found it. A 4ft piece of 1x3 for the slider tube backer. Still not exactly sure the correct length.
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Old Fri 28 April 2017, 21:15
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
No worries got it all sorted.
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Old Sun 30 April 2017, 19:22
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Okay had a good weekend of it. Got to go to Amarillo tomorrow.
Start again when I get back.
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Old Thu 18 May 2017, 18:52
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Okay Motors and Racks In

I haven't quit just got motors and racks in.
Gonna try and get them mounted over the next week.
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Old Sun 28 May 2017, 16:58
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
What is the best size for the rack? I ordered and have 3 and they are 1/2'' x 1/2'' square. 20tand pitch.
I am just a little lost on the size. I have been reading. I am just missing the size. I thought I had it sorted but something looks off.
Anyone Please..
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Old Mon 29 May 2017, 02:42
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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My rack is 15mm square.
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Old Mon 29 May 2017, 08:32
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Thank you. That is a relief for me knowing I have the correct ones.
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Old Wed 20 September 2017, 06:34
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Racks motors taped and mounted

Racks and motors mounted. Z plate bearing welded on.
Plate drilled then (What?) Wrong size backer. What was I thinking.
Ok. I posted a picture with the size. So no one else caught it either.
Found a control box to start working on for cheap. It is just a few inches larger than my other routers control box but should still be ok.
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Old Wed 20 September 2017, 06:36
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
More pictures

Not sure what I did wanted to add the rest of the pictures before I forget.
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Old Wed 20 September 2017, 18:01
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Correct size backer 2x1x2x30

Found a piece cut it long 30 inches so I can cut it back after I get the shock in later. Holes all drilled and started tapping. Of course the end of the day hurry monster, went and broke my tap on the 8th one.
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Old Thu 21 September 2017, 11:50
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
plate and backer bolted up.

Got the slide plate and slide tube all bolted up. About all I can do for now.
Got to go out of town for a week or so. Hopefully when I return Mr. "Mo Money" will be here so we can get the control system ordered. That guy just seems to always be in another town when I need him.
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Old Fri 03 November 2017, 19:28
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Si it took a little while to get back. Ordered the Power supply PS-6N52 today from ANTEK.
$133 with shipping and tax. It is also the same exact power supply my other router uses.
Got to see the lighter ShopBot version of this machine working. It was a 1996 model.
Pretty much the exact same Design, operators and motors with beefed up steel. They cut 80 1.25 inch thick 12x12 brackets for me in no time flat. I was impressed. Can't wait to get mine up and running now.
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Old Mon 06 November 2017, 08:08
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
This forum should be called. The light is on but no one is home.
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Old Mon 06 November 2017, 18:27
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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Keep working away.
Good to see pictures of a build in progress.
When it is working it is a thrill.
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Old Tue 07 November 2017, 05:41
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
I agree, keep posting your progress. Looks like your moving forward. So your going direct drive, no belt reduction to start?
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Old Tue 07 November 2017, 07:10
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Thanks. No, not going to use belt reduction at first. I want to see how, the 960oz motors perform together first. My other router uses only one, I have had no problems with it in 10 years, or racking problems.
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Old Wed 08 November 2017, 19:52
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Power Supply PSN-652

Power supply arrived today. Checked fit in the box size (12 x 16 x 12).
Perfect fit leaves 1/2 inch all around for airflow.
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Old Thu 09 November 2017, 01:44
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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960oz motors.
You will be able to move elephants around with them.

My machine is direct drive and I have no problems.
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Old Sat 18 November 2017, 19:47
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
My mistake not 960 oz....
These are the motors I am using. NEMA34 Stepper Motor – 906 oz in 6.1A Single Shaft (KL34H295-43-8A).
Apologies.
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Old Sun 19 November 2017, 04:32
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Only 7% out, still shift an Elephant.
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