- Beautifull idea, I will have to remember it.Message 1 of 17 , Aug 14, 2011View SourceBeautifull idea, I will have to remember it.
--- In SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com, Andy M <trumpy81@...> wrote:
> GDay All,
> Bill, I was referring to the standard Sherline table and leadscrew. I
> don't know why, but I called the screw in question 2-56, but as you
> pointed out, it is in fact 5-40.
> Anyhow, I managed to get the broken ball end out of the 5-40 screw.
> First, I let the whole assembly sit in the freezer overnight and then I
> realised that I could remove the Nema23 motor mount by simply screwing
> of the preload nut. That leadscrew is very long when screwing a nut off
> by hand I can tell ya ... lol
> After that I was able to get the ball end rocking in the cap screw. I
> applied some heat, as now there were no bearings to worry about, and a
> few gentle taps on the bench and out came the ball end of the Allen key.
> Now all I have to do is wait for my Y-Axis components to arrive and I'll
> be back in business.
> Thanks to everyone who replied. Without your suggestions I may not have
> been able to do it.
> Andy M
> Thunderbird 5.0
> On 14/08/2011 5:20 PM, Bill wrote:
> > I may be confused are you talking about the 5-40 cap screws that go down
> > the center of the lead screw. If so, when I look at my extended X lead
> > screw it is about 2 inches longer than the X table. I wonder if you cut
> > it off and found a way to machine a new taper and drill and tap a new
> > hole you could save it. The first challenge would be how to hold it in
> > the lathe. I have machined bolts by sawing threw one side of a nut and
> > putting them in a 4 jaw.
> > If you measure your lead screw and you have the two inches as mine does
> > you could try to drill and tap on the other end. If you fail you still
> > could use the lead screw without the extra length. Good Luck you will
> > need it.
- GDay All, Bill, just remember NOT to use the ball end Allen key to tighten or loosen a screw, it will save you a lot of grief .... lol -- Regards Andy MMessage 2 of 17 , Aug 15, 2011View SourceGDay All,
Bill, just remember NOT to use the ball end Allen key to tighten or
loosen a screw, it will save you a lot of grief .... lol
On 15/08/2011 10:37 AM, Bill wrote:
> Beautifull idea, I will have to remember it.