Re: [multimachine] Re: Dave or someone,e-leadscrew question
- Hi StanI am going to ramble on a bit.Most machines, if you break them down are basically simple.They are like the simple machine that I learned about in 3rd grade science class.I have worked for shops that build industal machines, and they used a lot ofstock parts to make them.Sometimes it is just a matter to find the part you need.For you to fix the dryer ,it was just to find the correct parts to fit the machine.Most chain and stuff come in a stardard size for ease in repair incase the machine breaksdown.A large machine seems like it is out of the question, but it is just finding the parts to make it.KeithDeep Run Portage
" The Lizard Works"From: Stan <stan2778@...>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 8:11 PM
Subject: [multimachine] Re: Dave or someone,e-leadscrew questionAre there pictures or a write up anywhere about Jeremmys' work? All I have read is what you have written, if I recall correctly. It would be interesting.
I work on some fair sized construction projects and it amazes me how simple most of it is. Almost as amazing is how complicated people try to make things.
I work for a hotel/ real estate "tycoon" lots of different properties. One was having problems with the chain drive on a commercial 100 lb dryer. It had stripped the main gear, up to 2 weeks to get a new one. I looked at it, every link had "41" on it. that told me something. the shaft was 1" the diecast gear I think had 94 teeth. I went to tractor supply and found a chart listing #41 chain. Called around, everybody wanted a make and model, or " we don't sell dryer parts" they sell #41 chain and sprockets, but won't talk to me, not interested in a sale. Outside their little box. Went to an old electric motor rebuilding place, explained the problem, he said"not a problem". A new steel sprocket, chain and idler, next day. Been running for years 12hrs a day! You think outside of the box Mr. Pat! Way outside of the box, That's what I like about these forums, There are little "mind seeds" that germinate into great ideas! I might not be in a third world country ( east tenn. ) and I do have access to modern tools and material, but not much money, I did start building my own lathe of my own design, but found a Logan cheap. I'll finish it someday ( it's close ) Then a mill! All these ideas form into something solid. Keep thinking out of the box, Keep up the great idea building for all of us! remember "Box, what Box, we don't need no stinkin' Boxes!"
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pat" <rigmatch@...> wrote:
> Hi Stan
> The Mexico project was always over my head, I don't know enough to scale any kind of machine up to the size he needed. The Kenya project is going to do well as soon as Jeremmy finishes a construction project he is on. He had both malaria and typhoid and understandably ran short of money. I shipped him 60 pounds of my best tools so that he could be ready as soon as money comes in.
> He is like a brother to me (except that he is a lot smarter than I am!)
> --- In email@example.com, "Stan" stan2778@ wrote:
> > I am glad you are doing better Mr. Pat.
> > I was just wondering how the African and Mexican projects were doing and
> > was going to post today!
> > Stan
> > http://www.toolfools.com/forum <http://www.toolfools.com/forum>
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pat" <rigmatch@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Is the eleadscrew board bug free enough to use by a very old man. Is
> > there software that will work with the free Sketchup?
> > >
> > > Just got the MM back from Dallas Makerspace and am thinking of doing
> > something with it.
> > >
> > > brain seems to be finally recovering from spine surgery drugs
> > >
> > > Pat
> > >
- On 02/28/2013 12:07 PM, Pat wrote:
Is the eleadscrew board bug free enough to use by a very old man.
Yes, it is.
Is there software that will work with the free Sketchup?
No.it doesn't work that way, you tell it what to cut and where and it does it. Basically, you can cut a multipass thread, a machine taper or a straight section about as easily as you can type in a final diameter or description. What is necessary is that you add a spindle sensor and the stepper motors.
If you want constant SFPM facing, you will need a variable speed drive or a servo spindle.
Just got the MM back from Dallas Makerspace and am thinking of doing something with it.
The e-leadscrew would mean NO compound needed, NO thread synchronizer, NO change gears, NO threading gears, etc., thus making the lathe simpler. I would recommend at least Acme leadscrews as all thread is not constant pitch (it is close, but not very, i.e. it might be +/- 0.01" over a two foot section.)
brain seems to be finally recovering from spine surgery drugs
Danger, drugs wearing off! :^O
Another option, look at Keith Fenner on You Tube who is giving away a machinists tool box full of tools to a worthy entity. Since this is your baby, I figured you would like the honors of writing up the entry if the MM was to be entered.
"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."
Mohandus Ghandi, An Autobiography, Page 446.