I'm currently gathering the required parts. I already have the shaft mounting plates (http://www.damencnc.com/en/components/m ... arings/165)damagi wrote:Any Updates on this?
I'm still waiting for the actual shaft, and have to decide of the driving method (either belt, gears or worm screw). The chuck will probably be a 3 jaw lathe chuck.
Before jumping in the metal cutting, I'll probably do a wooden prototype, with cheap parts :
- home made chuck,
- simple cheap shaft (non rectified for now),
- home made milled gears,
It will be a standalone 4th axis, simply because now I don't have the required electronic to use it as a CN axis. Maybe I'll upgrade to tinyG sometimes, but I'd also like to be able to manually rotate it (using a keyboard or something).
Does anyone have a good link for a simple and cheap stepper motor driver ( Nema 17, the same as used on the Shapeoko) ?
But most of all, I lack time for doing it