Re: Mounting CNC Lathe and Vertical Mill Base
- A steel top can be a very nice place to stick a mag base indicator for setup and as a kind of 'DRO' for measuring actual movement, particularly good behind the lathe to accurately turn diameters.
Any commercial grade metal top workbench ought to be fine. A wood base in a commercial shop would likely be a poor choice.
--- In SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com, "ppisczak" <ppisczak@...> wrote:
> Newby here. Just purchased a Sherline CNC Lathe and Mill for our Engineering department. Our Plant Manager is going to have us mount them on a sheet metal table. I think we should reinforce the top in order to minimize vibrations.
> Because of cutting oil, wood would be poor because it would absorb and become a fire hazard. Certain rubbers are susceptible to degradation from the cutting oil. Any thoughts on how to properly mount them or the material on which is best?
> All comment appreciated. - Tx, Phil