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myZ-Axis finally done

Final assembly of myZ-Axis (based on the design of @MeticulousMaynard). Tomorrow I’ll produce some chips. :slight_smile:

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Nice. What is the router?

It’s a Kress Spindle. :slight_smile:

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Kress makes a 110v USA version which is single speed, only their 220v router has varaible speed, Looks like a very nice router too bad not available in USA with variable. speed.

Nice work, very innovative placement of the z axis motor and pulleys. I like those weights too.

this looks really good, thanks for sharing. I’m getting a new sled in a week or so and I need to make a z axis for it. I have several questions:

  1. Does your vacuum suck down the sled?
  2. Did you 3d print the spindle clamp?
  3. How long are your Z slides?
  4. Do you worry about side-loading the system when cutting (would a second clamp closer to the top of the moving z plate be a good or bad idea)?

Thanks :slight_smile: To place the motor upside down was an idea of @Sylvain_G.

The weights are made of sand casted tin.

  1. Does your vacuum suck down the sled?

Will find that out today :wink:

  1. Did you 3d print the spindle clamp?

Yes

  1. How long are your Z slides?

250mm

  1. Do you worry about side-loading the system when cutting (would a second clamp closer to the top of the moving z plate be a good or bad idea)?

Not that much. But I can easily add an additional clamp in the top.

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Thanks @kurt for rewarding me !
Your realization is very impressive !

Good job !

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