24 Jan. 1978|
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Since I began this journey I have acquired a CNC Mini-Router as well as a conversion kit for an Industrial Hobbies mill. I have enjoyed using that little 7x lathe head on my x3 mill so much I now want to make a little cnc lathe from scratch.
I have a small lathe that has an inverted dove-tail bed and the longitudinal lead screw is underneath and protected.
The latter would be required for both accuracy and to eliminate or minimise back-lash and screw (calibration) errors. There seems to be no end of CNC possibilities to play with, but it all started here with the lathe!
I could convert a cheapie 7x lathe but why bother as I would just throw out 70% of the stuff to convert it.