In the excitement of finally getting to use my new cnc mill for its very first cut, I forgot to clamp the part down tightly. Thankfully I was waiting with mouse on abort button, and reset things quickly.
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Posted by Ivan Irons -
June 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm
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5400, messup, Mill, mini, sherline
No, that hasn’t happened to me. I make very light cuts, and usually only use aluminum, plastic, or wood, so I don’t have to hold very tightly. That said, it is a very light-duty mill, so you can’t expect too much out of it. “Real” mills are steel, and iron, and such, whereas Sherlines are almost entirely aluminum. Maybe you can loosen up the gib slightly on the X axis to compensate?
Are you getting and binding of the table when you use the step hold blocks? I can’t seem to get them tight enough to hold the stock secure without putting the X axis in a bind and losing steps. I have some tool plate I am going to make a table top with tap holes etc hopefully that will stiffen things up.
lol still a goog cnc where did you get it
i hope that motherfucker crashes and kills all your worthless white asses
I forgot to tighten the clamps. I was that excited
did you forget to tighten the toe clamps or was it a programming error