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Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 10-19-2014 at 08:54 PM
Postscript update..Here's a clip of the mill cutting an airfoil profile which is intended to be
the top half of a compressor blade. This is just a test, but I was pleased with the
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 09-28-2014 at 09:10 PM
Final update.The z-axis nut is done, it was made from some round bar stock and .5" plate.
Here's a shot of it after completion. last job was fit a 30 tooth pulley to the y-axis hand
wheel. it was ju...
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 09-14-2014 at 10:33 PM
Time for another update...The counter-weight is done, I setup my old casting furnace and put it
to use as you can see here.. view inside the furnace after it cooled. up was a mount for the
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 08-24-2014 at 07:41 PM
Most of the counterweight parts have been completed, it consists of two rollers supported by
608 size ball bearings, a recycled crucible from my casting furnace and a length of stainless
steel cable. ...
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 08-22-2014 at 12:02 PM
The main post is 36" x 4" x 6", the two outside base pieces are 4" x 3" x 24" and the inner
base piece is 4" x 3" x 18", all pieces have a wall thickness of .350-.375"Regards.Steve.
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 07-28-2014 at 02:21 AM
A small update this week..The counterweight system was put on the back burner when I realized I
needed to get the Z axis bits mounted first to provide an attachment point for the
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 07-11-2014 at 03:15 AM
Awesome !!I joined this forum just for the machining tips. I'm no machinist, but having always
wanted a mini-mill, I finally bought an x2. I love seeing all the mods. While most of it is
still over my...
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 07-06-2014 at 03:06 PM
A few more parts have been crossed off the check list, most of which are for the Z axis.Here's
a pic of the general layout. The leadscrew nut is mounted on the top bracket and the leadscrew
Posted in thread: Another X2 Mod thread on 06-07-2014 at 06:58 PM
Continuing on..Pic of making the X axis nut holder, this will have an acetal liner pressed into
it when its completed. I have just finished boring the hole for the liner. The flange will be
Posted in thread: Any good uses for bulk iron oxide (rust)...? on 05-28-2014 at 07:01 PM
Mix it with Aluminium powder and make thermite, it can be useful for welding in certain