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OpenBuilds lead 1010 tramming

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Natesbox, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Natesbox

    Natesbox Well-Known
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    Hello, I have a Lead 1010. Trying to tram the spindle.



    I worked on it some more since the video and have came to the conclusion the Y axis is about 10 thou out and the X is about the same. I tried putting a .005 feeler gauge on one side of the spindle mount as a shim but that didn't seem to help. I guess for obvious reasons the more I think about it.

    I stopped work today wondering if I need to just shim the bottom L brackets on the openbuilds spindle mount.

    What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
     
  2. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
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    I would definitely countersink bolts and get a good fixing into the bottom rails. :thumbsup:
    Just moisture in the air can be enough to warp a board. :rolleyes:
    Once it is well bolted down then you can perfect your tramming. :D
     
  3. Natesbox

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    Thanks for the response. It sounds like you are saying to countersink holes in the top of the spoilerboard and bolt down from there... I guess screwed into a T nut in the topside of the V slot rails on the underside?

    I was thinking about adding more L brackets to help fasten the board down on the bottom side... but if the method you are suggesting is superior, I'll go that way.

     
  4. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
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    I always bolt my baseboard down to the structure beneath.
    However, my current machine, having a moving baseboard, has a 12mm board fixed to the framework, and then an 18mm board fixed to that.
    The bolt heads are countersunk to allow for several surfacing events in the future.
    Doing this first is going to get rid of your main problem for surfacing.
    If you are still cutting grooves you know now that it is the Spindle/Router that needs to be sorted out.
     

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