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Old Fri 21 April 2017, 08:52
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Ball Ground Project Started

I started this in the intro thread and moved it here to ask questions. Its just a little different than the MM design as far as the table goes. I am going to build a bigger table later for it. I need to be able to move this one when needed.
So my goal is to get one working and move it to a full size later.
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Old Fri 21 April 2017, 08:54
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
My first question. Is 1/4' x 4" x 18" gauge plate the best size for the z axis? I see longer one mentioned on here, and some of the drawings show different size lengths for different options.
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Old Sat 22 April 2017, 04:21
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
It really depends on what your doing. If your going to do typical stuff on the machine the 18 inch is fine. I just built this one for a member and it has the 18 inch plate.
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Old Sat 22 April 2017, 07:28
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Thank you. That looks great. I just wanted to make sure I was utilizing the entire 8 inches.
(**FYI. All the bent parts I bought from you fit perfectly.)
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Old Sun 23 April 2017, 21:18
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I ordered this. Made in USA - 18 x 4 x 1/4 Inch, AISI Type O1, Tool Steel Oil Hardening Flat Stock from
www.mscdirect.com
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Old Mon 24 April 2017, 05:44
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
I have this assembly now available as a part ZS01 for $625.00 delivered if anyone is in need of the part. V rails are milled and not ground. I have built jigs to allow complete milling of this 18 inch and 20 inch plate.
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Old Wed 26 April 2017, 16:09
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Z Axis Slide Plate

First piece ordered arrived.
Now on to figure out the slider plate.

I think it is 1" x 3" x 1/4" x 28" long and then cut back to 26 (+/-) inches after fitting spring. Is that correct?
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Old Thu 27 April 2017, 13:57
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
What is the best way to mill or ground the Z axis

I am a little confused on the Z axis slide plate grinding. Is it best to take it to a machine shop and have it milled?
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Old Thu 27 April 2017, 16:14
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Belay My Last. Figured it out...To simple.. Returning to course.
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Old Fri 28 April 2017, 11:48
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Z slide Tube

Took all morning looking through scrap but I found it. A 4ft piece of 1x3 for the slider tube backer. Still not exactly sure the correct length.
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Old Fri 28 April 2017, 20:15
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
No worries got it all sorted.
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