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
Build in 'Other Lathe Build' published by dregalia, Oct 22, 2018.
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