Turn any cnc mill into a lathe: Successful Mill-Turn. CNC12 Lathe on milling machine, no hardware changes

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Turn any cnc mill into a lathe: Successful Mill-Turn. CNC12 Lathe on milling machine, no hardware changes

Post by CivilCNC »

I posted a youtube video explaining how I went about this. Id like to figure out a way to add some sort of switch to go back and forth, vs swapping the step and direction inputs around.. if anyone has any ideas.

This should work on anyone's milling machine, Enjoy.

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Re: Turn any cnc mill into a lathe: Successful Mill-Turn. CNC12 Lathe on milling machine, no hardware changes

Post by cnckeith »

I've seen users install a manual switch box to swap drive axes cables for stuff like this.
great video, thanks for posting.
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Re: Turn any cnc mill into a lathe: Successful Mill-Turn. CNC12 Lathe on milling machine, no hardware changes

Post by CivilCNC »

cnckeith wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:19 pm I've seen users install a manual switch box to swap drive axes cables for stuff like this.
great video, thanks for posting.
Thats exactly what Im looking to do, i dont know the best way to go about it so any information towards that would be great

Thanks
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