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    Well got meeself a new toy today.

    Brand spanking new CNC lathe. [ only two scratches from new ]

    You have got to wait for pics until tomorrow as it's dark here and that workshop is bloody haunted............

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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




  • #2
    So what kind is it?

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    • #3
      Haunted?

      Sorry your workshop is haunted John, would like to see pictures anyway. Maybe your wife will take some for you to post? If not I suppose I can wait. Jay
      "Just build it and be done"

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      • #4
        Send pictures only, the haunted part you keep. JIM
        jim

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        • #5
          Originally posted by John Stevenson
          Well got meeself a new toy today.

          Brand spanking new CNC lathe. [ only two scratches from new ]

          You have got to wait for pics until tomorrow as it's dark here and that workshop is bloody haunted............

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          New CNC lathe, haunted shop? Hopefully the haunting is not by electronic gremlins. Perhaps an exorcisim is in order.
          Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

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          • #6
            New toy???

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBONF...eature=related

            Tis it a limey bike there John? Looks like some good engineering.
            Excuse me, I farted.

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            • #7
              OK i-we've been patient. now where are our pic's

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              • #8
                Ya,over 10 hours have passed,now he's just being sadistic
                I just need one more tool,just one!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wierdscience
                  Ya,over 10 hours have passed,now he's just being sadistic
                  Nah, he'll still be playing with it, trying to work out which buttons to press


                  Tim

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                  • #10
                    That wasn't hard Tim, it only has an E-Stop

                    Slight change of plan, the bench it was going on is on castors so it can be spun round to get at the machine and the castors aren't great so for now it's gone back to live in the van until I get the new castors on tonight.
                    Two quick pic's.



                    That's a metre rule at the bottom [ 39"] to give scale.

                    The electronics are in the back portion, you can just see the division line of the rear box on the top.



                    Shot with the door open. manual lube system and 4 turret tool changer.

                    More later.

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                    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                    • #11
                      Looks like a good start John. Big plans for this little guy? With the price of hardware now days, you could roll your own with that. Or do you have some wierd wire wrapping plan to make armatures in your shop?

                      rock~
                      Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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                      • #12
                        Sir Rat,

                        It's a pre production machine from Sieg to iron out all the wrinkles and get running on Mach.

                        It's actually arrived better than I had expected, most of the points we put forward on paper have been dealt with and it looks real tidy.

                        Got it on the bench now and took some more pic's that I'll upload in a while.

                        Sorting a spare computer out at the moment.

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                        Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                        • #13
                          Better shot inside.



                          Spindle end.



                          Back view.



                          And the electronics.



                          Very neatly done, ignore the mess on the left that's the power and parallel cable still wrapped up and the rats nest on the right is the toolpost that's not connected at this point in time as the driver board is still being developed in the Uk for this.

                          I need to get this under power as at the moment I have no idea what the travels are. There is no paperwork at all with this machine.

                          Only thing I do know is [a] it freeking heavy and [b] the spindle motor is a 500 W 3 phase brushless DC motor with tacho feedback.

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                          Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                          • #14
                            Looks nice. Is the spindle bore big enough to take 5C collets?

                            Mike
                            Mike Henry near Chicago

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                            • #15
                              Wouldn't have thought so, I believe it's about 3/4" but I could fit a bolt on ER 32 collet chuck.

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                              Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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