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Thread: Small mill project (SMP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkworks View Post
    I have access to some pretty nice old machines (I did put my time in hooking them up and converting them...). The K&T milwaukeematic IIIb is an amazing machine. Huge zero backlash ball nuts. Roller bearing ways... It was made solid. I am spoiled by it. We also have an 80's vintage matsurra - it is nice (6k spindle and such) but it isn't the K&T.

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    Sam uses Linuxcnc for his machines, he didn't mention it so I did. This gives a good idea of what Linuxcnc is capable of, a lot of the other cnc software just wouldn't be up to those sort of machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky_NY View Post
    Sam uses Linuxcnc for his machines, he didn't mention it so I did. This gives a good idea of what Linuxcnc is capable of, a lot of the other cnc software just wouldn't be up to those sort of machines.
    Oh no's.. You said the L word!

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    as always - life gets in the way... But 3 sides square... Getting there. (just going to eek it out..)


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    did I say slow... Finally to the point of machining into the shape I need... (squared on 7 sides)


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    Some rough machining...




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    That machine does some serious metal removal Sam. Chips have to be everywhere with no enclosure.

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    Yes - it requires some strategic placement of chip deflectors...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky_NY View Post
    That machine does some serious metal removal Sam. Chips have to be everywhere with no enclosure.

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    Other side roughed..


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    Some progress... I think I am going to make the over-all riser 5 inches.. (I can always make it shorter...) The column side is done. It fit together perfectly.. Very happy.

    Table rotation for finishing up the angles..


    finished end..


    Like a glove... (back)

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    Front..


    Line-up grove...


    Top support


    Whole thing...

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