Homemade vertical mill/drill CNC project

matthewsx

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I'm sure some of you have seen my posts in the general section about this project.


But now that I'm ready to start on the controls I figured it would fit better here (mods please let me know if there's a more appropriate place).

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I got a nice package of NEMA 23 stepper motors from a fellow member here and am about ready to jump into it.

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I already have my PC setup with LinuxCNC and a parallel card, PCI video card is on the way too since the onboard video may be problematic.


I'm currently working with this ST-V3 breakout board.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093Y897A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and these TB6600 stepper drivers

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XSBB45M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My plan is to keep things fairly simple and try to get everything talking first before working on the mountings.

Any and all comments, criticism, suggestions, etc. is appreciated since I've never done anything remotely like this before.

Cheers,

John
 

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I also plan on converting the table I have to linear slides and ballscrews.

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Another milestone, I have LinuxCNC talking to my stepper through the ST-V3 interface board and a TB6600 driver.

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I just bought this thing on the bay today.
I'm sure it will be accurate, hopefully it will be rigid enough.

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Back together with some improvements like replaced the Y-axis screw with a straight one, fixed geometry for max table travel and stainless cover between the base and joints.

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I have some cast stock to make workholding fixtures so I can ditch the cheap vise.

John
 
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