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More on the CNC router

The making of the new Z axis.

Starting with the solid models. You can see the entire assembly. Front and

 

This solid model shows the changes that we have made.

Pins to maintain alignment, lower bearing for the screw support.

The new upper housing

Now on to the actual nuts and […]

CNC router update

Over the last few weekend I have been working on trying to get the CNC router completed thus allowing me to finish the stocks and hand guards for the VG1-5 rifle. For every step forward there seems to have been 3 steps back. It is hard to believe that it has been over a year […]

Working on the CNC router

A large part of this weekend was spent working on the cnc router. I finished the connectors and hooked them up at the connector board that I made.

The motor control circuits were then wired up.

The wiring from the out side of the connector box were hooked up.

All new wiring and air was […]

Weekend update for 4th of July

Like all weekends I started out with a list that I could not possibly get done in the time frame allotted.

There were projects that I have been wanting to accomplish that are fun. Some of the things I needed to finish were under the direction of the commander in chief of the house. Some […]

More work on the CNC router

Most of the machining has been completed on the two side panels. This is how they looked in the solid model.

And this is how they turned out.

We still have 6 holes to drill on each plate and 12 hole to tap on each plate.

With any luck I will have them […]

More work being done on the cnc router

With the wiring completed on the angle connector plate

The next item to be made is the side panel. This is where the fans and angle plate attach to.

These are the pictures of it being machined on the HAAS machining center.

Everything starts as a solid model and then a drawing to work from.

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CNC Router update

With the temperatures souring this last weekend most of the projects that were accomplished were done in the house with it’s A/C going.

In this case I continued the fun that I started the weekend previously. All the connectors have been installed and soldered on the angle connector bracket.By the end of last weekend I […]

Working on the CNC router

In the last update on the router I showed a picture of the milled angle plate that was made here.

This weekend I started wiring up this block. I first tried using solder connectors. With out the proper soldering iron that turn into a disaster. After ruining a number of 9 pin connectors […]

CNC router update

Some work was accomplished on the CNC router over this long weekend. The angle bracket was machined for all the connectors to attach to. I was going to wire the plugs up but found out that the wire we have is not the correct type, it is on order no for next weekend.

Here are […]

Update on the CNC Router

More work and re-design work has been done on the cnc router. The side panels were original design to be plastic with the three fans installed. Through all the design phases that we have gone through we found that plastic will not work as the proper material. Here is a picture with the plastic side […]