Hi Nate, I'm sure you are right on the brass nuts for the lead screws, :D many years back, :huh: I worked on 5 gal bucket paint shakers, the clamp mechanism had two lead screws with 2" long brass nuts, one on each side of the bucket, attached to the clamping plate that would come down on the lid of the 5 gal bucket, once the clamping amperage was met the bottom of the machine would shake the inner frame that the bucket was clamped in, it would shake then time out stop shaking and raise the clamping plate. I might have to try the brass nut trick if I have any more problems, but for now they are working perfectly. :cool: Hope you get yours back together soon, :D thanks.
Hey Jeff, I didn't quite get it done yet. It's taking me awhile to draw all those little supports in it.:-/ I may get the large bobbin done and tested tomorrow. The little one is more tricky.Hi Nate, did you finish the vic bobbin?:cool: I am going to post a video of the progress I have made on my printer, got the stepper drivers adjusted, had to take the Z axes lead screws off and chase the threads, :( lubed them to, they were hanging up, so I did that then readjusted everything again. Got all the movements moving smoothly, very quiet :D . Next thing calibration :D :cool: almost got it :D :P. I want to thank you for all your help Nate, I really appreciate it very much. Oh, also I had one of the Wisconsin beers you like, starts with the letter L, can't remember the name, but it was sure good, just the kind of beer I like, well thanks again.:D
Glad to hear ya getting closer! I kept finding more areas that needed adjustment or smoothing out too. Seems like lots of kinks to work out. I have mine taken apart trying to get a new lower bed i printed installed. I might have to change out my smooth rods, I got linear bearings that still ride ruff on the rods. I was thinking about the stainless threaded rod, stainless doesn't like to slide on stainless. Maybe some brass nuts would make a smoother action. :huh:
Glad to help out :-) I think these printers will make our lives much easier. I get new ideas every day of simple things i could print out.:cool: