- Nov 16, 2012
Quick update... The new drive mechanism is sweet! Haven't made a proper handle for the drive rod but there's a couple extra inches of threaded rod on the end so I clamped a 6" vise grip pliers to it and with just turning force from a fingertip, it drilled a half inch hole in a piece of scrap -effortlessly. The action is very smooth. I'll put a few finishing touches on it and update later tonight. Hopefully this weekend I'll have time to set the final alignment on the disk. At some point I might buy some ACME rod and re-make the half nuts -maybe, maybe not... Right now, it's 5/8 coarse pitch threaded rod left over from a project last year and I'll keep my tradition of being a shop-drop machinist...