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japcas
05-02-2008, 10:45 PM
I was looking at some vids on Youtube and came up on this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV-eHIGzMPg&feature=related

The guy in the video explains how to make your own accordian type leadscrew covers. He has a link to the pattern that is used to make the covers. You could probably scale them up or down as needed to fit you mill. These are the type of covers that wrap around the side of the dovetails also. I thought some of you guys with mini mills or homemade cnc machines might find it interesting. I have no relation to the video.

oldtiffie
05-02-2008, 11:03 PM
Thanks japcas.

I appreciate that as I have a HF-45 vertical column mill.

I have problems sourcing replacement covers for my "Y" and "Z" lead-screws and dove-tail guides.

jacampb2
05-02-2008, 11:30 PM
Very neat, I wonder what type of "thin plastic" that is? Maybe very thin ABS? It has to remain flexible and workable for many cycles. A little more detail would be nice there. I may try to scale up the idea to cover my x ways and ball screw on the B'port. The PO pulled off the steel ball screw cover long ago for some unknown reason...

Later,
Jason

NickH
05-03-2008, 01:22 PM
That's perfect for use with grp reinforced ptfe sheets, I shall be making some of these for my mill & lathe which attach with rare earth magnets,
Thanks for posting this!:)
Nick