So, the goal here is to build a XZ Arm for an old Manual Wood Lathe to allow for the duplication of Spindles, legs, round wooden things.. profiles.
The challenge is simple.
1. Must run off of Arduino/GRBL
2. Must run off of OpenBuilds easily obtainable parts
3. All Software must be free/open source for hobbyists.
4. Cutting Profiles have to be design-able in Fusion 360.
CNC Lathe Upgrade
So, not much here, as I'm still building, but I'm putting in the work.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildI wanted to see if I could do this, and to put to use an old lathe I was gifted. There's not anything around for these that work, and the ones I had seen were abandoned due to lack of software support. As a software developer and familiar with lathes, I felt I could overcome these problems and bring to life these old machines.
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 1 1970s Manual Wood Lathe Link 1 CBeam XY Table Bundle https://openbuildspartstore.com/c-beam-xlarge-x-y-table-b... Link 250 and 1000mm for this one. 1 Arduino w/GRBL .09j installed https://www.amazon.com/Aideepen-Assembled-Prototype-Expan... Link Using a generic shield to manage the wires to the connectors 1 Random Tool Holder Link New one coming soon. This was just for Proof of concept 2 TB6600 Driver https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Step-Single-TB6600-Stepper-C... Link