Jay has been busy.
Just kidding! That’s not what he’s been working on. Adding to it, yes. Making screws, washers and bolts, no. He’s still working away on this CNC Router holder.
I don’t have a picture of his most recent work on the carriage, but it’s impressive. I’ll give you a big hint… he’s using linear bearings. I’m such a tease! I can show you one thing.
Actually, it’s the start of two collars for the feed screw (or whatever the screw is called that causes the spindle to go up and down). Jay was told that he needs more action shots, so that’s what you are going to get!
First, we need to chuck the stock in the lathe.
Three jaw chuck:
Two jaw Chuk:
Now that the stock is secure it gets the first cuts taken:
(here comes the action shot)
Jay needed the OD to be 16 mm. Let’s see what the calipers measure.
He was very proud that he got it within .03 mm of his desired measurement.
Parting is such sweet sorrow…
The next step was to drill a hole for the straw.
Sorry. It looked a bit like a flask and I got confused.
How do they look?
Almost pretty enough to wear!
From start to finish Jay said it took him an hour and a half to machine these.