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, "Pat Delany" <rigmatch@...> wrote:
> The basic idea has been unchanged for far too long!
Your right Pat, so here goes, but I warn you I can come up with some
I have been lurking and planning on build a multimachine for some time
now, but I wanted it all... as usual! I also frequent cnc.com and
have been gathering alot of ideas to incorporate into the build.
Around here the inline 6's are kind of scarce, but older (junkyard,
scrap iron, etc.)v8's are all over the place! Here is my idea, and
please anyone feel free to say it's insane, stupid, whatever. I here
that alot. lol.
What if I were to use 4 90 degree small blocks connected together
using bore sized crs tubing on the outside cylinders? Think of the 90
degree small blocks as giant connectors for the pipes. By using 2
blocks on each end with the decks facing each other (spaced apart with
enough distance for the lathe bearing assembly) and the other two on
the opposite side similarly set up I should have a solid, heavy,
aligned, multimachine. The space in between this contraption would be
the work area. By using the lower pipes, or tube connectors in the
horizontal positions as rails for a bed, and linear bearing (home
built of course) I could have a lathe. By using the upper horizontal
tubing in the same fashion I can have a 2 axis radial mill. If I were
to servo control the lathe face, and mount the workpiece to it I think
I would have the beginning of a 3 axis cnc machine!
Just a dream in my head for the moment, but I am starting to collect
the blocks and pipe. thanks for the time, and please tell me If you
think it has any merit whatsoever.
will include some drawings asap, but am on the road at the moment and
wont be back for a couple more weeks.