Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

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Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by verlwb » Sat Feb 09, 2002 7:55 am

I'd like to chat with all the guy's that are building the Heavey Iron machine.

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by brettn » Tue Feb 12, 2002 7:18 am

I'm starting to build the heavy iron cnc mill. I've got the milling tables & the servo motors. At the end of the month I will have access to a metal shop & I'll start making the frame.<p>Brett

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by mi » Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:49 am

hello,
I'm trying to build a milling machine conversion too. I was wondering which software you found most useful or affordable.
any other suggestions would be appreciated.
good luck on your project.
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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by Dimbulb » Thu Oct 17, 2002 12:17 am

I would guess that upscaling a sherline cnc kit to drive big steppers with brakes would have the documentation, software support and others that custom build mods but I have'nt personally done that. Later there should be some linux ware available no doubt sherline ready. There are alot of cnc s out there but do you want to develope or put your cnc to work.

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by verlwb » Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:42 pm

Update: I'm getting emails from my above post.
That is good! However, my experince tells me there are more of you out there in the "tall grass" (old CB term for hidding).
In the computer club I belong to, we incurage the
members to get "online" as it "helps all the members." We learn from each other. So....
come on now and post to the FORUM!!!<p>I would guess_ that there are about 50 of you guys who have started an Heavey Iron Milling machine and they are probably in any range from
half completed to almost complete. <p>One fellow told me that he is having to guess at what to do next. You to ?? <p>Let get together!! POST your questions here!!! ;)

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by bwts » Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:58 am

Where can I get the design for the milling mahine from?<p>B)
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Post by rblanch » Fri Mar 21, 2003 9:06 am

I have the metal, electronics and Steppers. What I need is the instructions to continue the project from where the article left off. I am proceeding, doing it my way. The danger is that I have not expierence and may make some serious mistakes. One of the toughest problems may be how to attach the stepper motors to the x-y tables. Also software will eventually be an issue.
Where did Robert Mansel go anyway?

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Post by chessman » Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:40 am

I would think that software would be a problem before you try to figure out the controller board for the steppers. At least, that's the knowledge I have....

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by rblanch » Sat Mar 22, 2003 8:27 am

In general, you are correct. Choose the software and then the controller.
In this case I have seen enough software to know that it exists for parallel port controllers. The problem will be choosing good software and getting it up and running.

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by verlwb » Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:18 am

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Mr Bwtz:
Where can I get the design for the milling mahine from?<p>B)<hr></blockquote><p>Mr. Bwtz,<p>The Heavey Iorn project started I Fed. 2001,
here in Nuts& Volts:
http://www.nutsvolts.com/toc_Pages/feb01toc.htm<p>AMATEUR ROBOTICS NOTEBOOK - Robert Nansel
Heavy Iron, The Call of the Wild, Robots in the Weeds, Meet Tryclops, and the cry of a baby ...<p>Click on [ CONTENT ] button to the left Find 2001
and gotto Feb.<p>
For a picture of the "basic Machine" See Jan. 2002.
http://www.nutsvolts.com/toc_Pages/jan02toc.htm<p>
have fun,
Verl<p>[ March 29, 2003: Message edited by: Verl W. Burkart ]</p>

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by bwts » Sat Mar 29, 2003 10:32 am

Thx Verl is there no on line documentation?<p>B)
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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by verlwb » Tue Apr 15, 2003 5:55 pm

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Mr Bwtz:
Thx Verl is there no on line documentation?<p>B)<hr></blockquote><p>no you will have to get back issues for $5.00
a pop.<p>But your question has me doing some surffing.
this site has good info on retrofitting milling machines. http://www.mendonet.com/cnclinks/overview.htm<p>http://www.bmumford.com/cncmil l/index.html <p>[ April 15, 2003: Message edited by: Verl W. Burkart ]<p>[ April 15, 2003: Message edited by: Verl W. Burkart ]<p>[ April 15, 2003: Message edited by: Verl W. Burkart ]</p>

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Re: Heavey Iorn Milling Machine

Post by bwts » Thu Apr 17, 2003 6:18 am

Thanks again Verl :) <p>B)
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