Stepper Motor Mounts How To Make Your Own CNC Milling Machine Part 4 The next phase of my journey in how to make your own CNC milling machine I needed to figure out how to deal with the stepper motors. Making the stepper motor mounts requires a balance between rigidity, adjust-ability and accessibility. About […]Read the rest of this entry »
Ballscrew Upgrade How To Make Your Own CNC Milling Machine – Part 3 One of the first options I decided to Make to my CNC Milling Machine was a Ballscrew upgrade. I decided to upgrade the Acme Thread Leadscrews to BallScrews. A Ballscrew (sometimes spelled Ball Screw) is a type of linear actuator that translates […]Read the rest of this entry »
Dirty Little Secret Part 2 When I decide I wanted to learn how to make your own CNC milling machine, I asked some friends for advice. All of these folks owned machine tools and as I talked to them a dirty little secret emerged. Knowing about this sordid tale is crucial to your success. What […]Read the rest of this entry »
How to Make Your Own CNC Milling Machine Part 1 I recently decided that I wanted a CNC Milling Machine to add to my workshop. A CNC Milling machine will allow me to do my prototype work in my workshop instead of using a service. I thought I would share the process with you and […]Read the rest of this entry »
Sieg Minimill X2 Belt drive upgrade kit – An easy-to-install alternative to the noisy, fragile gears on the mini mill.
One of my many hobbies is metal working using a Sieg X2 Minimill. The Minimill is a great little milling machine but it has one major drawback, plastic drive gears that break at the most inopportune moment. When the plastic gears strip the Minimill is only useful for an anchor till it’s fixed. It usually […]Read the rest of this entry »