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ONTARIO

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I was going through some of my old pictures and thought you might enjoy these.

I picked up an old NC mill from E-bay for $1200 with plans to convert it to CNC. I'm a Tool Maker, but never had the chance to learn CNC or CAD/CAM design. I figured the perfect way to learn was to build one. I was able to sell all the old electronics for $500, so I only had $700 in the mill before conversion. It now runs off of a Pentium PC, and Mach3.

This is what it looked like when I bought it. The original computer electronics and variable drive controls were huge.

It was in great shape mechanically, so it was a quick rebuild and repaint.

Made a box for the mouse and keyboard and converted the monitor to touch screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGquJ8din0g&feature=share&list=UUGt2apNTjxCQYMuB--BbHSg

 



-- Edited by hemi43 on Monday 17th of September 2012 08:34:58 PM

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ONTARIO

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that's some nice looking equipment Dan. What's the first project for it?

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Hopefully his first project will be a new centre bracket for my visor!

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Great project,, and great interesting photos!

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Atomsplitter wrote:

Hopefully his first project will be a new centre bracket for my visor!


 I thought you were selling the Old Girl ? We'll make a sand mold and cast it if you don't sell !! We'll use empty beer cans.



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hemi43 wrote:
Atomsplitter wrote:

Hopefully his first project will be a new centre bracket for my visor!


 I thought you were selling the Old Girl ? We'll make a sand mold and cast it if you don't sell !! We'll use empty beer cans.


 " empty beer cans "

I like the way ya think



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Dan, you must have a "MAIN" Ont. Hydro line running through your back yard you hook into???That looks like it would take some "juice" to run!!!!!

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dualquadpete wrote:

Dan, you must have a "MAIN" Ont. Hydro line running through your back yard you hook into???That looks like it would take some "juice" to run!!!!!


 Not really !! The main motor spindle motor is only 2 hp, and the computer and servo motors draw nothing.



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 Thats cool. Used a similar one @ Fanshawe YEARS ago ,man I am old.



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NOVACLONE wrote:

 Thats cool. Used a similar one @ Fanshawe YEARS ago ,man I am old.


 They made those Hurco mills in the eary 80s. Real high quality, but they are dinosaurs compared to todays machines.



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dualquadpete wrote:

Dan, you must have a "MAIN" Ont. Hydro line running through your back yard you hook into???That looks like it would take some "juice" to run!!!!!


 That's what I needed when I sparked up my heated parts washer the first time. I melted the wires coming to my house and fried my computer.

 

Nice setup on the mill. Lets see it make something.



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