A quick and dirty design.
Goal was to come up with a rigid design out of parts I had laying about. This is a short starter version to figure out some stuff before investing in the part to make a longer machine.
Sadly the only video I currently have of it operating is on YouTube and looks like it may not be accessible through OpenBuilds.
Fourth Axis Mill Prototype
I really like the 4th axis I purchased a few years back, but when I went looking for it again the suppliers who once carried it no longer do. Anyone know who makes it? Center hole receives collets. I own a ShopSmith so I am using a 5/8th rod and can mount it's chucks onto this machine. Also I like the use of the skateboard wheels, they are adjustable and one could use more sets over a longer axis. The Sherline z-axis is not my first choice, I just had a spare.
- Build License:
- CC - Creative Commons Public Domain (CCO 1+)
Reason for this BuildIt is my first attempt, I wanted to start small before going after a larger build. I have retrofitted several small lathes over to CNC. But this is my first shot at a unique design.