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  • Michael Gamber
    Do you have any photo s that show the modifications to the saddle to get the supernuts in there? Or perhaps some higher resolution one of the pic s you have
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 3, 2004
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      Do you have any photo's that show the modifications to the saddle to
      get the supernuts in there? Or perhaps some higher resolution one of
      the pic's you have already posted?

      --- In taigtools@yahoogroups.com, "formtool1" <jte65jim@c...> wrote:
      > --- In taigtools@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Gamber" <mgamber@c...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Did you have to do any special machining to the TAIG saddle or
      > other
      > > x and y components to get the nuts to fit?
      > >
      > > --- In taigtools@yahoogroups.com, "formtool1" <jte65jim@c...>
      wrote:
      > > > --- In taigtools@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Gamber"
      <mgamber@c...>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > What size leadscrews are those? It looks like you put 1/2"
      on
      > > the Z
      > > > > but will that fit on the X and Y? Could you also tell us how
      > > much
      > > > > the conversion cost?
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In taigtools@yahoogroups.com, "formtool1"
      <jte65jim@c...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > > > I added 2 pictures to folder jte of my conversion of a
      Taig,
      > > to a
      > > > > > horzontal mill I am looking for a small dc motor to run
      it, a
      > > can
      > > > > any
      > > > > > one direct me to a website that has dc motors.
      > > > > > Jim Beggerow
      > > > The Z axis is 1/2-10 LH the X&Y axis are 3/8-10 LH the
      bearings
      > > cost
      > > > about 35.0 the super nuts and threaded rod cost 200.00 the
      > > couplings
      > > > cost about 60.00 the rest of the material was a freebe It took
      > > about
      > > > 40 hours to do the machining because I had to measure all the
      > taig
      > > > components and make sketches. I havent had any problems with
      the
      > > > machine. the backlash is .001.
      > > > Jim
      > I had to machine the saddle and the x axis table with a 1.00 wide
      > groove to fit the nut mounting block also the nut mounting blocks
      are
      > held in place with 8-32 screws. Then drilled and reamed and used
      > dowel pins to insure that in the future when the nuts wear out
      they
      > can be replaced without having to align every thing again.
      > Jim
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