View Full Version : DRO all done and machine is in place SAFELY!

03-05-2007, 01:12 AM
Finally got er done. It is moved to its new home and not a hair was harmed. As most told me the Z axis was the toughest. Here are some pics


These pics were taken before I moved it. One point was a little rocky. Used 2 machine movers from Grizz and they were not the most stable. If this thing starts to fall , over it goes.

03-05-2007, 08:01 AM
On the Y Axis cable, you may want to remove the nylon cable clamp that is locatred at the front end of the Y Azis tube. It looks like there is a rather tight loop in it. The lower clamp should be enough to support the cable and keep it out the the way of other things. The Grizzly book recommends that any loop have a radius of 2". Removing the clamp will solve that problem.


A.K. Boomer
03-05-2007, 08:48 AM
Is that the mill that tipped over? if so it looks like she's gonna be ok, The only thing i can add is something simular that came up when i went to mount my Jenix, I also mounted my scale for the Y on the back side of the table --- I didnt want it up front due to my table locks and also binging it up with tooling and RT tables and vises and stuff ------- The deterent for mounting it on the rear however is the reduction in Y travel and i did not like that either esp. after you add that extra "thick for no reason" shield, so i cut my shield down "low profile" I just cut it length wise and then doubled it up to the proper width and drilled and riveted, it was twice as thick as what it needed to be and it made it even stouter for if i forget and run it up against the base it lets me know imediatly...

03-05-2007, 09:09 AM
Bill,, actually the angle is deceiving. It was tight and I moved it out. It is better than 2" radius just does not appear that way in the pic. The angle is more straight on than a side view. I will check it again and may just pull that clamp. Better safe than sorry. Thanks for the input.

A.K. I know I was bummed about losing that travel too. The head slides in and out so I guess its not too bad. There is a stop on the table that I am planning on adding to so it can't crash the scale. I was thinking of machining a piece of bar stock alum. to just press fit over the stud that is there. I tried to remove that stop and it would not budge. I thought it should be threaded in but I can't get it to budge so I decided to do the add on thingy.