Chinesium is useful

  1. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    ive been threatening to build a cnc mill forever.
    A fabricated weldment like a fadal or Cincinnati arrow.
    Now ive got my big san rocco hbm(its still outside waiting for wshop extension) Ive got the capacity to make something the size of a haas mini mill.
    Thing is not that long ago it would have been financially impossible but thanks to China our industry is decimated BUT us small timers have been empowered by their cheap products that let us own something we could never afford normally.
    Was doing my weird YouTube journey and found this video of a cnc mill build with basic tools, absolute inspiration!

     
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  2. KaneH Member

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    Top job that man!
     
  3. earthman Member

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    At some point in the future I would like to go down this route too, no idea if I'll ever get there, still having fun and learning how to use it manually. Lol
     
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  4. Spark plug

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    That was a very good build, well thought out especially being done with such limited equipment.

    I remember people doing builds like this with unipolar stepper motor drives, servo drives in a diy setting where unheard of, thankfully times have changed.
     
  5. Hood

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    I always fancied building a small travel but ultra rigid machine and that was the reason I kept a hold of the beautiful V sliders ways that were from a Bullard CNC lathe that I bought. I now know it is never going to happen :D
     
  6. pressbrake1

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    I would have made the column adjustable but in his position equipment wise it would be a pita
    I noticed hes shimmed the ground plates true.
    I worked for haas during the recession to get some money in and all their machines are shimmed into allignment, not scraped like good stuff
     
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  7. Milkybars

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    Do you not fancy the this Old Tony route ..watching this series with interest
     
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  8. Milkybars

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    Specifically at 02.08 I thought of many on here ..including myself
     
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  9. Hood

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    Haas are what my friend classed as disposable CNC
     
  10. pressbrake1

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    Half arsed American stuff :D

    Annoyed customers called the management haas holes :laughing:
     
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  11. mtt.tr

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  12. pressbrake1

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    Im tempted , it would make a good rake cutter head for a mill or a small vertical head for my hbm
     
  13. mtt.tr

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    Just ridiculously cheap
     
  14. mtt.tr

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    Rake cutter head, what's that?
    Was thinking it would be a good attempt at a demountable head for a horizontal mill
     
  15. Hood

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    Only thing you would have to consider is the customs charge, so £220 for the spindle and post plus maybe another £60 for customs.
     
  16. mtt.tr

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    Cant see you getting anything in the uk for that, certainly couldn't make it for that. I wouldn't be suprised if first thing you would need to do is replace the bearing with decent ones
     
  17. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    We’ve got a union hbm at work. Such a useful tool. Would love one
     
  18. pressbrake1

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    Rack, iPhone knows best
     
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  19. Hood

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    No chance unless you made yourself and even then. I just thought I would mention it as a lot of people don't think about the extra charge.
     
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  20. mtt.tr

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    I hope i didn't sound argumentative, very valid points.
     
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