This afternoon I finally got a chance to start dialing in the CNC table. I wrote up a simple Gcode file to do a few major traverse of each axis and then a couple of cut moves, one straight one radius. Turns out that 300ips == badness.. lost steps and just sort of jammed up the steppers. This was the default set into the machine. Got to learn quite a bit about resetting the and re-zeroing the machine. Turns out 200ips is a fine traverse speed. I’m not worried about minimizing the program time and can live with a slower traverse speed. I think the next thing I’ll do with it is to make a holder for a pen and determine if it is calibrated accurately for axis travel.. In other words if I tell it to move 10 inches how much does it actually move.
Instagram Feed:Made a spring today for an ongoing watch project. Only thing I had to go on was the cavity it fit in and the part it needed to provide a detent on. Action works well. Once I do a final clean and service on the movement I will post more pictures. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #watchmakingschool #horology #horologylife #verysmallmachines #springs #pennyforscale #jlcNew addition to the shop, an AMMCO 7inch shaper on a way over built custom base. Still needs some cleaning and adjusting. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #tools #smallmachinetools #shaper #horology #makingthingsThis quarter includes learning to make escapement adjustments, one skill of which is moving pallet stones or replacing them if needed. Mercury dime for scale. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #watchmakingschool #horology #horologylife #verysmallmachines #tinymachines