Mill Notes

Items Required Before the Mill Can Run

VFD needs wired up (Sean)
  • Wire motor to the VFD
  • Find out what gauge wire is desired for the grounding wire.
  • Run the motor's ground to the grounding terminal.
  • Flip the switch and watch the mill explode
  • If no explosion, mount the VFD somewhere on the mill
Determine what all the piles of parts and gears are, and if any are actually needed for primary operation
  • Any power feed parts can be stored for later.

Items Required Before the Mill Runs Usefully

VFD front panel items
  • Hunt up a braking resistor to improve start/stop/etc times.
  • Obtain 10k ohm potentiometer for speed control, wire it up to +10v/vi/0v/FM" lines per p17 and p19.
  • Determine what the "Trip Relay" thing is about.
  • Fwd, Rev, Sp1, Rst all wire up to one bank powered off of "+12v" per p17. This is well done with a 3-pos switch.
  • Why would I bother with the external +24V panel on p18?
Examine DRO (digital readout) setup
  • Determine what expense would be involved in adding DRO to Y and Z axes.
  • See if additional axes' displays are available for existing DRO unit
  • Mount DRO to the mill somewhere.
Big aluminum toolplate needs attached
  • Determine correct diameter for screws
  • Acquire correct pieces to connect toolplate to the mill.
Set up mill for operation
  • Set up appropriate storage for clamping kits, etc.
  • Acquire 3d taster for calibration as appropriate

Project Specific Issues

AK Builds

Barrel Setup
  • Determine correct means of clamping barrels.
  • Determine correct diameter and tool to drill gas ports.
  • Acquire appropriate end mills / drills for the tiny pin holes needed.
Parts Kit Demil
  • Consider building jig to allow end mills to be used in demilling parts kits. Supposed to be really, really fast.
Fitting barrel to trunion may well require the lathe to be operational.

AR Builds

Barrel setup
  • Determine correct means of clamping a variety of barrels.
  • Acquire taper reamer, for traditional front sight blocks?
  • Determine correct diameter and tool to drill gas ports.
  • Determine correct diameter and tool to drill barrel pin.
Receiver setup
  • Determine if I do in fact have a complete working jig setup.

Rudius 1911 Builds

Completely blocked on lack of grips from Ares.

Sten Builds

Worry about these after getting the lathe working.
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