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Year 2 Edition
Making progress lately.
Once the ad hoc support /adjustment blocks are up, and I drill out the threads on the X backplate I can start work on the X plate and Z backplate


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Support blocks basically done… Gotta ream em, drill the backplate, and fit them before I can move on.
Doin the best I can with hand tools but damn it's a bitch


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1 block was really off and needed some hand fitting..
I'm not particularly satisfied but I welcome any kind of progress at the moment


hmm, after getting em tightend up it seems the other two on the left hand side also are gonna need hand fitting. the holes are about half a millimeter lower than they need to be.
i did the other one by drilling out the hole diameter to 6.3mm.. gave it enough play to fit properly

guess i'll give that a shot with the other two also.. might be enough slop to close up that gap. if not i could shim the rest of the distance with foil


drilled out..
one came within acceptable limits. the other…… not so much
gonna sit down for a while and think about what to do
i have one more block (5 total), so i could try to see if that last one fits better than this one, i guess. if that doesn't work i'll just think about it for a bit


last block wasn't even close enough to try, so i just oversized the holes to 6.4mm and it all fits well. i hate handfitting tho. i have 1 set with 6mm holes, 2 with 6.3mm holes, and 1 with 6.4mm holes
but as long as it works wtever


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Ok. Reaming out was a nightmare. Things didnt ream straight, magnetised steel chips getting on fucking everything. Every single hole hand fitted. Sloppy as fuck, anyone with a somewhat sharp eye can see how 'off' it all is. However it does seem to work as intended. Can shift rails angles, and locks up solid. Need to be careful not to fuck up the holes that attach it to the steel backplate. Never drilling through 1.25" metal with a power tool ever again. Fucking nightmare, impossible for me with my skill and equipment to get things right. Half an inch is ok.


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More mockup


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X plate mockup i made with plastic. Didnt have any alignment and the movement feels good. I'm nervous about a lot but this makes me feel a little better


Have you made a metal cut out of a dick yet?


no its not done yet


fucked up drilling the x plate… drilled oversize, as i've done multiple times since starting this. what the fuck is wrong with me. happen to have quarter inch 1018 round stock lying around. think i'll plug and weld it. idk


oh man forgot about this thread
progress still slow but ongoing
i have a jig for drilling the carriage holes for the y axis plate made, i just need to print it and drill it
my Z axis rails are half done, another hour or two to get the other one ailigned, pecked, drilled and tapped.
then i'll make a jig for the Z axis plate and i can assemble everything up until that point for a good mockup.
in order after that:
- calibrate all axis alignment
- create ballscrew to plate attachment
- install ballscrews
- add motors and motor mounts
- add riser rail bracing
- weld x axis plate gussets
- cast epoxy granite base
- install x axis rails
then everything up until now just slaps on top of my x axis carriages and the real fun (software and electronic setup) begins


ok i WAS going to 3d print a jig, but the rapid prototyping lab is a good ol boys faggot club and they never honored my print request.
gonna take inspiration from the preeminent comic book author of this century, Mr CWC and make one out of CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC


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Ugly but it works


oh and pics above are the railed up X plate. after i drill the holes from this jig im making from my CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC, thats the plate thats gonna get it. then i'll do the Z plate after


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Y axis plate mounted, z axis plate mounted, and a plywood ballscrew connection all made. Progress speeding up as I give less of a fuck


ive got the first holes drilled for the ballscrew… its incredible how using handtools you have almost no control over where that drill bit goes when it bites into the metal
holes are about a millimeter off where i wanted them, but i think theres enough slack to ensure i can align them properly.


setting up to cast the ballscrew collar. waiting on couplings from aliexpress..


bought a 0-240v 2amp variac to reform the capacitors in my VFD
i'll have to build an enclosure for it, fuse it etc


No A or B dim? lel what a joke


Whatchu plannin on buildin?


firearm parts primarily


post your fucking roommates feet


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successful test firing of the small foundry. gonna try and cast CNC parts this weekend
i bought the regulator, built the nozzle from steel pipe. bucket is primarily sand, some plaster, and wire reinforcement for the center hole
i'll beat my gf later for being too scared to get the pretty blue flame in frame.


what's shorky doin in Florida




tell your gf shes a stupid fucking whore for being scared of light


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first casting attempt went… surprisingly well. i thought i fucked it up but actually got it 80% there. surface finish on the bottom of the mold was pretty bad, only showing the front. i might try recasting it, it fires up and is melted in about 15 minutes, not bad at all


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