Re: [multimachine] Dave or someone,e-leadscrew question
- 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.