Daily Archives: August 30, 2014

Day 5 – Pictures!

I feel pretty much like a woman post partum. I’m tired, I’m sweaty, I’ve probably shat myself, I hurt all over, I’m a bloody mess. But most of all, I’ve created something. It sure as hell ain’t finished, it might not even work properly, but  oh dayum it’s looking good so far.

Today I’ve been assembling the parts. A few things had to be changed, some holes countersunk a bit more etc, but mostly things have worked out well above my expectations. I still have a lot to do though. A few more parts need to be screwed on, like the table and the ballscrews on the x-axis. Then I need to mount the motors, do the wiring, set up the electronics, fine-tune everything with the dial indicator and so on.

Unfortunately, these five days of intense building was all the time I had for now. Next up is a little bit of school, packing and going on a vacation, perhaps spend a little time with the missus. Might be a couple of weeks before I get time to build again. I had hoped to be able to do more in these five days, but from what it looked like a couple of days ago, I never thought I’d get this far.

Until next time.