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by Roadstercycle
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn install on YCL 1236 Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Acorn install on YCL 1236 Lathe

I'm changing over my YCL 1236 CNC Lathe conversion to the Acorn. Here's a few pics. Encoder mount seems to work fine but encoder won't be here until tomorrow so waiting game on that. I have a plastic gear on it until I can find one that has a flange. It seems these size pulleys don't have flanges. I...
by Roadstercycle
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Limit/home switches
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Limit/home switches

I second the motion on making it a sticky. That could save a lot of headaches for a newbie or oldie. Great thought.
by Roadstercycle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Acorn ATC Interface

Wow, thank you for that. That is amazing.
by Roadstercycle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: G0678 CNC Conversion Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 1869

Re: G0678 CNC Conversion Thread

Dave, I just have to say that your neat freak type of life is commendable. I would love to be able to have my shop spotless every day. With a clean non cluttered shop productivity is so much better. I feel my shop is dirty even when it's clean. God bless you buddy.
by Roadstercycle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Acorn ATC Interface

Hi RayL, I've read over your post a few times and i'm still waiting to see what you built. All of us DIY CNC mill guys would love to see some ATC pictures or even video. I just bought a Skyfire SMV-2 machining center just to get a tool changer. Love to update my Charter Oaks CNC with a DIY tool chan...
by Roadstercycle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn on more than one machine
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Acorn on more than one machine

Hi, They go into it in detail, do a search. It's come up before.
by Roadstercycle
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Encoder mount Charter Oaks Desk Top Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Encoder mount Charter Oaks Desk Top Mill

Hi Guys, Thanks for all your comments for sure. I do like the silicone tubing idea. As far as the tube slipping a little touch of super glue on the shafts will fix that, it works very well. There's no load on encoders they turn very easy. I have very little room that's why the coupling was made that...
by Roadstercycle
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn users' locations.
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Acorn users' locations.

Now that you know where I live and your freezing your you know what off on the East Coast it's not my fault. I lived in Michigan for 25 years until a job brought me here so I feel your pain but not the cold anymore. Thank goodness. Anyone who needs help on the west coast more than happy to help once...
by Roadstercycle
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Encoder mount Charter Oaks Desk Top Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Encoder mount Charter Oaks Desk Top Mill

So here's my encoder mount for my Charter Oaks mill. I have a air cylinder on top of the spindle shaft so I had to get creative with mounting but that's the fun, right? I used 2 skate board bearings since they are sealed, small durable and I use them in a lot of my plasma cutter builds. I mounted th...
by Roadstercycle
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Splines and gears
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Splines and gears

Just curious if Intercon has splines or gear cutter in it with 4th axes. I am waiting for the 2 Acorns and Pro and just wondering in the meantime.