So I’m making more progress on the permanent install of the Torchmate CNC table. Due to the grinding dust I wanted to keep the computer that runs it in the next room. So I have run video and 2usb cables through the wall. When I was out picking up a video extension cable I came across an HP wireless keyboard that is really small and has this optical sensor you use with your finger in place of a mouse. Thus I was able to solve the problem of how to keep the keyboard/mouse cables out of the way and actually made the system easier to use. So now I have the CNC table in a corner of the garage with a flat panel mounted on the wall. A pic is simpler so here it is..
Instagram Feed:Swapped the leather belts for 3/8inch round polyurethane belting (85 Shore A durometer). Result: cleaner smoother cuts with better feedback to the drive handle. In other words less slipping in the drive system. Some of you might notice that the leather belts were twisted and these are not. The reason for putting a twist in the leather belts is to increase angular contact with the pulley and thus friction and the poly belts don't need that. Alos in this system 2 twisted belts has the same directional result as 2 non twisted belts. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #engraving #guilloche #shoplife #oldtools #horology #jewelryPlaying around with the new machine. Seeing what still needs adjustment and getting used to it. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #engraving #guillocheFinally today....assembly!!!! For all those wondering, it is a straight line ornamental engine by Hall. Most likely made prior to 1920. The leather belts will get replaced with less temperamental polyurethane round belts. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #engraving #guilloche #shoplife #oldtools #horology #horologylife #vitreousenamel