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    Update A brief pic of the pattern and first...

    Update

    A brief pic of the pattern and first casting attempt.
    The final version of the pattern came out well. It's about 160mm long and cut to a depth of 1.8mm.
    The casting came out a little...
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    A couple more pics to complete the workings... ...

    A couple more pics to complete the workings...

    Leadscrew stepper drive

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    Inside the box. Raspberry Pi on the right. Stepper driver on the left. PSU in the bottom. Inlet fan & filter (...
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    Quick update to complete Here is a close up of...

    Quick update to complete

    Here is a close up of the split through the casting to the bore for the bearings. the clamp bolt is down inside the counterbore.

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    And the carrier being...
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    A couple of pics of the vertical slide. This is...

    A couple of pics of the vertical slide.
    This is an adaptation of a manual slide. The slide is a cheap copy of a "Myford" vertical slide. Poor choice on my part :( . It was badly manufactured and...
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    A couple more pics of the mechanicals of the...

    A couple more pics of the mechanicals of the cross slide

    First the cutting of the SRBF dovetails. This was done on the previously mentioned drill/mill thing.


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    These were then...
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    And here is another doody piece of software that...

    And here is another doody piece of software that works with Fusion360.

    http://www.123dapp.com/catch

    Watch the vid !

    123D is apparently for replicating children. I prefer the old fashioned...
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    Thanks for that! A very worthy addition. Sort of...

    Thanks for that! A very worthy addition. Sort of just about works on a Raspberry Pi if you are patient. I only had the briefest of plays with it. Seems there is a CAM tool in the making as well. Will...
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    I've not been on Solidworks for many years now. I...

    I've not been on Solidworks for many years now. I guess it has its own native CAM. ( Both of them well above my "Pay Grade")
    Anyways the .STL format is common and usual for 3D to CAM. The above...
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    I'll finish the computery softwary bit with a a...

    I'll finish the computery softwary bit with a a few comments and suggestions for CAD / CAM software that will run or complement a small CNC setup such as this Raspberry Pi one I'm babbling on about....
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    Well, Anyways, back on topic. I previously...

    Well, Anyways, back on topic.
    I previously mentioned an alternative to Machinekit CNC controller which works well on the Raspberry PI v2 and v3.
    To get it to run on a Raspberry Pi you will need to...
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    Note for Non Electronical - Programm e thingy...

    Note for Non Electronical - Programm e thingy folks

    This side of things can look rather intimidating if it is not your bag. All the techno talk makes your brain hurt?
    Well there are plenty of...
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    Ah well, you will have to go ask those nice...

    Ah well, you will have to go ask those nice microsoft people to build a fully functional windows operating system for the Raspberry Pi.
    BTW.
    The " Windows 10 Core" system available for the...
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    Yes, it can be cobbled together on a bit of...

    Yes, it can be cobbled together on a bit of stripboard. The only bit that needs a bit of care is the SPI port connection to the Raspberry Pi. That bit needs to be short, neat and sweet. Ribbon...
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    A little more gap filling on the info relating to...

    A little more gap filling on the info relating to SBCs or SOC boards and similar for CNC
    They are in the main ARM based processor systems running Linux. Linux & ARM systems are not some wierd geek...
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    Yes, SBCs don't need fans. (apart from people who...

    Yes, SBCs don't need fans. (apart from people who like them :) ) so no dust. Ha Ha
    Some links that may be of interest.
    In the first instance... Look up the Linaro project.
    And...
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    @ Caster Take a look at "Machinekit" It is the...

    @ Caster
    Take a look at "Machinekit" It is the fork from LinuxCNC devoted to ARM and similar SBC type devices. LinuxCNC as such is primarilly for 086 machines only.

    http://www.machinekit.io
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  17. Thread: Hello Chaps

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    I have started a dedicated thread on this CNC...

    I have started a dedicated thread on this CNC thing here:

    http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/showthread.php?12685-CNC-Zyto-Raspberry-Pi&p=196794#post196794

    Prob best to post CNC related replys...
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    CNC Zyto + Raspberry Pi

    In the beginning was the Wall.....

    http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/showthread.php?9158-Mr-Gregs-Wall

    The wall kicked of my interest in metal casting and CNC. This was as much by necessity as...
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    Found a couple of pics: 20941 A rough &...

    Found a couple of pics:

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    A rough & ready lost foam casting(s) one went a bit spiky. This is the stepper & bearing carrier for the leadscrew.


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    This is the Vertical slide with...
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    The Raspberry Pi - Machinekit setup and details...

    The Raspberry Pi - Machinekit setup and details are comprehensivly covered here:
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=33809
    It's a mighty long thread though. You might want to...
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    Yes, it works well. Has a useable cutting area in...

    Yes, it works well. Has a useable cutting area in horizontal mode for metal of about 170mm x 80mm and a little more for wood and plastic. I have an overhead mode planned and partially constructed...
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    Hello Chaps

    Hello Chaps

    It's been a while since I have posted anything. Been V busy with working for a living for a couple of years, all very exhausting for a while, but the pay was good while it lasted....
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    Noticed TIG mentioned earlier. A possible...

    Noticed TIG mentioned earlier.
    A possible solution would be to drill out an oversize hole (prob tapered mouth Eg with center drill) TIG back fill the hole with mild steel, then drill and tap to...
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    Take a strip of thin paper cut to about 4x the...

    Take a strip of thin paper cut to about 4x the dia of the hole at the nose
    Take some plasticine / modeling clay / blutac or similar and wrap the paper around it to form a cylinder a little smaller...
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    Back to reality :) Now moving on to the...

    Back to reality :)

    Now moving on to the tailstock. First a few pics of the tailstock as was from different aspects


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