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Distances of holes on Z Axis Carriage Plate

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:20 pm
by HarryT
I want to use a Kress Spindle Motor cause this is easier to get here in Germany. Therfore I need another spindle mount. To prepare this while waiting for my SO3 I should know the distances of the holes for the spindle mount on the Z Axis Carriage Plate in vertical and horicontal direction. These are 5mm holes, aren't they?

I'm sure this information was once posted here in the forum, but I can't find it. :(

Regards
Harald

Re: Distances of holes on Z Axis Carriage Plate

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:28 pm
by WillAdams
The inner pair of holes matches the spacing of MakerSlide --- I was able to use the same mounts from my SO1 which connects to the Makerslide. Probably you could use that information to scale a drawing from the instructions, since no other imagery / plans is available AFAIK.

Re: Distances of holes on Z Axis Carriage Plate

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:04 pm
by franazzo
HarryT wrote:I want to use a Kress Spindle Motor cause this is easier to get here in Germany. Therfore I need another spindle mount. To prepare this while waiting for my SO3 I should know the distances of the holes for the spindle mount on the Z Axis Carriage Plate in vertical and horicontal direction. These are 5mm holes, aren't they?

I'm sure this information was once posted here in the forum, but I can't find it. :(

Regards
Harald
Hi Harald,
Plate is 5 1/8" w.
Holes are 3/16"
Holes are 2 3/8" centre to centre
Holes are 3/4" from the bottem up.

Cheers
Franco

Re: Distances of holes on Z Axis Carriage Plate

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:02 pm
by michaelrommel
Hi Harald,

Edward posted a link to the drawing of the original mount here: http://docs.carbide3d.com/article/33-de ... ternatives

If you make one yourself, don't make the same mistake, I did: my router has only 43mm diameter for clamping.
The original mounting bracket is around 9.5cm side length, so I kept roughly the same diameter, mainly because the piece of aluminium I had lying around, was 10.5cm.
What I didn't consider: this leads to having a very thick border and whatever I did, the clamp did not flex. I need to mill down a large portion of the side, so that less material remains and the clamp can actually flex.
Nevertheless, I could mount the router and for now I am satisfied, because I do not need the router for any other work, so it may remain in the bracket.
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Good luck,

Michael.

Re: Distances of holes on Z Axis Carriage Plate

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:13 pm
by HarryT
Hello Michael,

THX for this information. I have found a pre-milled spindle holder w/ 80*80 mm square w/o holes to mount it. I hope this will be flexible enough.

Harald