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by V8 BUG
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 12103

Re: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion

I purchased the HiWin set made for the Bridgeport Mill. They are the same size as the lead screws i think at 1 5/8"
by V8 BUG
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 12103

Re: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion

well.......i'm depending on the pitch between the quill and the ball screw in front. its not the best but works for what i'm doing I have another design to hold the router as an inline to the quill but is more complicated to build that the one i did.
by V8 BUG
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 12103

Re: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion

Was interested in a higher speed spindle for the smaller cutters so i decided to mount a router to the quill of the BP. Here's a short video of the mount and router working milling some aluminum. Program made in Fusion 360.

Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtP63KgUeC8
by V8 BUG
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?
Replies: 17
Views: 7672

Re: Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?

For sure you can. John Saunders (NYC CNC) has a great YouTube channel and has a segment called Fusion Fridays that is very helpful. Autodesk also has Lars Christensen sp? Channel on YouTube that is also a great help.
by V8 BUG
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 12103

Re: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion

I had been using PowerMill, a version from my shop, but I dumped it in favor of Fusion 360. Fusion has a post for Mach 3. I could go on about how good Fusion is but that's another thread.
by V8 BUG
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 12103

Re: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion

Hi Guys,

Here's another new video of the BP conversion in action. This is the second part machined on the conversion. It's a wood brand for a friend starting a wood working business.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mrJFvkaTLg

Enjoy

Thanks

Kevin
by V8 BUG
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 12103

Re: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion

So a year or so ago i decided to get this done. Here is my first part on a temp. wired machine. I ended up using gecko 320x servo drives and servos from Keiling. Mach 3 of coarse with an old XP computer. Machine runs well and i'm happy so far. I was able to make a part that was to big for one set-up...
by V8 BUG
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Here
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

Re: New Here

Great story. I'm glad to see the machine in a restored state. I ended up buying a much smaller lathe that does what I need although not as cool as that Cardiff. Good luck with it

Kevin
by V8 BUG
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: What are Reasonable Goals for Home CNC?
Replies: 45
Views: 9897

Re: What are Reasonable Goals for Home CNC?

Home CNC can be as good if not better than pro. It really depends on who is running the machine. I have seen million dollar machines produce garbage with the wrong operator. Attached is a couple pieces I have made on a Home Mach 3 driven bench CNC mill. I'm happy with the machine, but wish it was la...
by V8 BUG
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Looking for a good pattern material..
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Looking for a good pattern material..

We use Die Plank. Its plastic with aluminum mixed in. Pretty abrasive though. See link below.

http://www.toolchemical.com/TOOLCHEMICA ... 20Tech.pdf
by V8 BUG
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Valve cover Badges
Replies: 39
Views: 10668

Re: Valve cover Badges

Yes I just left well enough alone with the wood.

Thanks for the complements

Kevin
by V8 BUG
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Valve cover Badges
Replies: 39
Views: 10668

Re: Valve cover Badges

Here is the last couple evenings work. A Business Card Holder for my Best Customer. (My Wife) This is the Solidworks Design, (4) Pc construction. 2 posts, trim ring and wood base. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h231/V8_BUG/CardHolderCad_zpsab8ee323.jpg [/URL] Here is the finished product aside fr...