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Old Wed 14 May 2008, 21:24
dmoore
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Methods of grinding Z slide

Use the left over ends of your X or Y rails to create a jig to grind the Z slide. The pictures should explain everything.
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Old Wed 14 May 2008, 21:40
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
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David,
Very interesting solution. Your build seems to be coming along nicely.
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Old Wed 14 May 2008, 22:24
dmoore
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Very interesting solution. Your build seems to be coming along nicely.
Nearly done with the build - I finished the Z-Slide today, about 6 hours hours from materials to mounted. I should have it cutting this weekend.

I've been somewhat suprised how some of the "complex" things turned out to be pretty simple. It's the simple things that seem to have taken the longest (materials list, little deails, finding the right sheets, ordering parts, etc).
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Old Thu 15 May 2008, 09:37
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
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Yep, the best part about the MM is the fact that it is simple.
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Old Sun 31 May 2009, 05:48
fredjr
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pensacola florida
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Northwest Florida build

Hello MM builders.Here are some pictures of my build so far. There is no ryhme or reason for the order of them.The control box is used and was free.It may be a little large but better than to small.We have cut the interior plate out of .090" alum. Have mounted a fan from Radio Shack wirh stand offs for the geckos.Installed the BOB. Have yet to get the power supply and other parts needed. After the box is built. it will be powercoated blue as all of the build will be. I have started on the Z plate by grinding the 45's. I first used a 10" chop saw disc but there was to much flex.Read some more in thr forum and seen that Gerald used a much smaller disc. I got a 7" disc and machined a 3/8" alum. support plate to back up the disc, then the grind went good. I glued some 220 grit sand paper on the support plate and ran the Z plate thur several tmes to help remove the gringing marks and finised up with a wet stone. laid out the pattern to drill and tap the Z plate to the support tube. More to follow as work and time permits.


















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