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Re: DIY machining tutorial?
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2009, 05:06:24 AM »
OK, i really need to get a small vise (unlike the one I modified in the pic) and some proper clamps that use the t slot.  Any recommendations?

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Re: DIY machining tutorial?
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2009, 08:17:41 AM »
pic, really need to get this guy set up somewhere :P
How do you like it so far? The pic makes it look like a toy I *want* to buy . . . ;D

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Re: DIY machining tutorial?
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2009, 08:36:34 AM »
The y axis is way to short and there is noticeable amount of deflection in the spindle :P   I'm used to using a bridgeport, but its pretty good considering it came assembled and for only $499 and $12.99 to ship ;D.  It can go up to 2800rmp in second gear and very nice speed control.   I'm going to have to put bellows on the z axis i think because when the z is maxed out about 3 inches of the gear rail is exposed.  I'd would recommend this mill to anyone for starters and low budget.  I have noticed that the electrical compartment and some other pieces that look like powder coated metal are plastic.  Overall it is a very ridged design for the price.

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Re: DIY machining tutorial?
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2009, 08:47:49 AM »
Ok, well report back in a year and let us know if anything breaks :P

I'm going back to work for the Navy on Monday so I'll get my expensive toys back for awhile :D

 


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