This article deals with the alignment of the X axis leadscrew in order to minimize backlash. This involves creating a means of smoothly moving the leadscrew and measuring this movement.
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Your descriptions and photos contain a wealth of outstanding insight and advice on your machine tool alignment methodology and modifications. The concepts can be applied to other milling machines. In addition, your modifications have given me some new ideas to consider and explore.
Thank you, Paul Jones
Thanks for the useful instructions Rick I adjusted my old Du-more Versimill table in a very similar fashion but never put pen to paper on it Your methodology was top notch
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I suggest you modify the title to include the fact that this is the X axis. A companion article deals with the Y axis so it might be confusing. I also just posted a companion article providing performance data: http://rick.sparber.org/PDAXYR.pdf. I measured a worst case variation of +/- 0.001 inches over 40 measurements on various size coupons.
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