30 Nov, -0001
X2 Mill 3-axis DRO
Posted by: Raynerd In: Mill 3-axis DRO
Just a quick one – a nice day today so took the workshop outside and completed the mounting of my DRO bars. To be honest, this wasn`t such a huge feet as the parts were made by Matt when I bought the mill – I had to make one of the Y-axis mounts because it vanished during the journey home and of course I did need to tap and drill the holes for the mounting brackets. This was the first time I have actually modified a machine in terms of drilling and therefore I was a little nervous. Anyway, all turned out pretty well…..some pictures:
Mounting brackets for the Y axis bar and then with dro installed.
X axis mounted:
Z axis mounted:
X2 mill with all three bars installed:
The biggest issue is that the few jobs I did on it this afternoon covered up the dro and it is a pain moving about to try and read the dials. I am going to purchase a Shumatech and try and put that together for my 3axis readout. Seems a good unit and is recommended but is a little too expensive at present. I`ll have to save up for a few weeks before that comes but will update this when it does.