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7x10, 7x12, 7x14 Mini-Lathe Information
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Welcome to the
figNoggle Designs' website.
We design, modify, and build hobby and light industrial machinery and enjoy doing so with Asian-made mini-mills and mini-lathes.
We offer both plans and kits and continue working on various projects that make your mini machines better!
(Watch a 30s video of the X, Y, Z axes doing a 1"
jog. Stock leadscrews with brass nuts modified to reduce backlash. Results are
after 5 minutes of adjusting mill. Average accuracy is 0.001") CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
DRO PLANS AVAILABLE
(Click to find out more)
We are offering DRO and CNC
conversion plans (cnc plans and kits) to for the Sieg X2 mini-mills sold by the
- Harbor Freight 44991
- Grizzly G8689
- Micro-Mark 82573
- Homier 3947
- Cummins 7877
Our CNC conversion plans allow you to maintain manual operation
in all axes as well as use CNC operation without changing hardware between operations. This makes machining simple
parts quick and easy by hand. For more complex parts (such as 3D or
2D contours) you can let the machine run via CNC.
This design is optimized for materials-use and uses easily
purchased and inexpensive off-the-shelf parts and is also designed
with the hobbyists' limited bench top space in mind.
What is CNC? It's an acronym for "Computer Numerically
Controlled". Basically it means that the machine (in this case, the
Sieg-built X2) is controlled by your computer. You design the part
in some CAD (computer-aided drafting) or 3D modeling software such
as AutoCad, Rhino3D, SolidWorks, or Inventor. Then you create
G-Code for that part using some CAM (computer-aided modeling)
software such as MeshCam, MasterCam and then using some controller
software such as Mach (artofcnc), TurboCNC (dakeng) drive the stepper/servo motors (xylotex) to
control the movement of the spindle head and bed. Then your
workpiece is cut to your design!
CHECK OUT THE
MACHINES.. You will find lots of pictures and information
about the Chinese-made light industrial line of machinery from Sieg and other
Keep checking back here. Plenty of info is updated on a
Looking for mini-mill help and how-tos? How about lathe help and how-tos?We're prototyping a benchtop CNC vertical mill using the DigiSpeed-XL interface card for Mach, Dart Controls and KB Electronics KBIC/KBMM 90VDC motor controllers, 1.5HP treadmill motor from Surplus Center and a R8-spindle head from the X2 mini-mill - not to mention Gecko servo drives and an entirely closed-loop system. Come take a look!
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