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    Power feed for the Z axis of the milling machine

    For quite some time, adding power feed to the mill's Z axis has been at the top of the list of priorities. Every time I needed to change a tool, I had to crank the milling head up and down, which was tiring my hand.

    Now, I know that it's a very common modification, and you probably have already seen videos on YT and posts into this forum about it. However though, I think that a bit of different approach perhaps will give you a few more ideas for your own project.

    I'll not to tire you up with endless writing here because I've made a detailed video showing a few difficulties I encountered, the mistakes I made at the beginning and the progress up to completion of this project.

    Power feed for the Z axis of the milling machine-p1170113.jpg Power feed for the Z axis of the milling machine-p1170117.jpg

    I hope you enjoy as well finding this video interesting

    All the best
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    Thanks Dimitris Polychronis! We've added your Z-Axis Power Feed to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: Dimitris Polychronis's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Congratulations Dimitris Polychronis - your Z-Axis Power Feed is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This is a nice use of an EPS motor, and the text overlays on the video make the project easy to understand and reproduce.

    Some more good builds from this week:

    Adjustable Vise Stop by dgbreggin
    Glue Sponge by Make Things
    Tailstock Feed Adaptor by Mr. Factotum's Workshop
    Sandblaster Modifications by tonyfoale
    Glue Jug by Make Things
    Inverted Sanding Block by Make Things
    Thin Strip Jig by Didpoolhall

    Dimitris Polychronis - you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    This is your 4th Homemade Tool of the Week win. Here are both of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools. Congrats again


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    Hello Jon,

    This is really an unexpected surprise, thank you very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitris Polychronis View Post
    Hello Jon,

    This is really an unexpected surprise, thank you very much!
    Dimitris
    You earned it! That was an excellent video and a great heads up on low voltage motors and gear boxes.

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    Many thanks wizard69

    Cheers
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