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  • I guess I just like improving toys...

    The cheap 3018 router is pretty cool for the price but I just can't help myself! The cylindrical rods that were meant for a 3D printer on the X axis just weren't up to the task except for the lightest of cuts. They just begged for linear rails! Might as well do the Z as well.
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    The Z needed further hashing out, so did that today...

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    And to show that I actually do use my machine tools, here's the real deal so far...
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    Does it have a plastic frame?
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bob La Londe View Post
      Does it have a plastic frame?
      Uprights are Bakelite, that will be addressed. Just doing incremental upgrades, won't stop until I can mill steel on it.

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      • #4
        That looks really good, RB211!
        Kansas City area

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        • #5
          Fasten a piece of steel sheet across the back side of those linear rails- that will add rigidity for little cost or added weight. As a bonus the sheet can be extended upwards and bent over to form a dust cover for the slides.
          I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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          • #6
            Originally posted by darryl View Post
            Fasten a piece of steel sheet across the back side of those linear rails- that will add rigidity for little cost or added weight. As a bonus the sheet can be extended upwards and bent over to form a dust cover for the slides.
            That's actually a great Idea.
            I just need one more tool,just one!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by darryl View Post
              Fasten a piece of steel sheet across the back side of those linear rails- that will add rigidity for little cost or added weight. As a bonus the sheet can be extended upwards and bent over to form a dust cover for the slides.
              Yes, going to bolt a piece of steel to the back, maybe even fill it with granite epoxy.

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