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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #7: Early Christmas... Motors and power and drivers -- oh my!

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Blog entry by DS posted 02-28-2014 03:44 AM 1144 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Y axis coming together... Part 7 of Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine series Part 8: Control box enclosure - the machine now has a key! »

Looky what fell off of the ups truck in front of my house today!

1600oz micro stepper motors 7.8A drivers and power supplies…
All good to go.

The Y rack and pinion showed up earlier too

Unfortunately, this is the end of the shopping spree for now.
I’ll have to see how far I can go with what I have.

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Weekend update:

Y axis motor box progress.

Mounting brackets on back of y axis carriage connects motor mounting plate to 80/20 rails.

Layout of the Nema 34 hole pattern.

Cutting on the scroll saw. (This would easier if I had a working cnc machine)

Completed motor plate ready for mounting

Completed motor box w/ mounted motor.
I am prepping the pinion gear for attachment but have to wait on the appropriate coupler which is on a slow boat from China.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251



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#1 posted 02-28-2014 03:55 AM

Christmas in February….
Looks like you have some work to do….
So, NO SLACKING!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 04:49 AM

That should keep you busy this evening … at least!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 04:55 AM

DS its starting to come together , look forward to seeing this baby walk

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 02:21 PM

Somebody is getting ready for some fun

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 03:51 AM

I edited this post with my progress for the weekend.

So much to do and so little weekend…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 04:02 AM

Progress is progress….
If you quit your job, you’d have more time to work on the CNC.
Then, you can start a business, putting the CNC into service!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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