Tuesday, April 5, 2011

X-Y Base Part III

X-Y Stage

Previous post on this topic can be found here. Finished putting the x-y base together using some nuts and bolts during my free time today.

X-Y Stage
Took quite longer than I expected because I was fiddling with an idea of making the lower stage smaller. After that idea blew up on my face like a new year's eve rocket I had no choice but to just soldier on.
X-Y Stage
All that's left to do now is to affix it to the stand. I'll use nuts and bolts to affix it so incase I don't like the positioning I can easily re-position it. After I make the vise that will hold the workpiece then the X-Y stage of this mini milling machine will be complete.
X-Y Stage
This build however didn't go without any casualty. Two casualties during this build was a multi-tool that I used as my pair of pliers and a drill bit.
X-Y Stage
The drill bit broke as I tried to dislodge a rivet in order to replace it with a nut and bolt. The multi tool breaking came as a shock as I thought that it was a well made tool. Oh well, can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
X-Y Stage

Part IV of this build could be found here.