[EMS Discuss] The owner of the lathe/drill press. Help?

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Sep 17 14:06:10 PDT 2013


I think the taps are harbor freight brand... so I wouldn't exactly count on
them to last.  But maybe someone brought in some better ones.


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Tom Conlin <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Hi James
>
>
> On 09/17/2013 07:59 AM, James Hukill wrote:
>
>> I would like to get some tutelage on how to use it etc..
>> Happy to trade time for beer or something etc.
>>
>> Project is a new printer (Printrbot Simple) aluminum bed with recess for
>> PCB heater and 4x6 glass plate.
>>
>> I have all three parts:
>> Aluminum plate x2 (extra so I can screw one up if need be)
>> PCB Heater board
>> borosilicate glass 4x6inches
>>
>> Idea is to machine the top of the print bed for level then recess a spot
>> for the useable print bed.  That recess hold the glass plate.
>> On the underside recess under glass bed for PCB heater board.
>>
>>
> Not sure we are going to get it much flatter than it come from the factory
>
> 1/4" is pretty thin for a recess that may relieve stress possibly warping
> the plate
>
> Are the recesses to bring your new 6.5mm plate to the thickness of the
> the printbot 3.3mm part?
>
>
>  Drill holes for where level bed screw holes go and other holes for
>> lighter bed.
>>
>
> Makerspace already has all the drill bits you need (thanks Bob & Austin)
> I think I saw a set of taps too.
>
> I should be by tonight, we can point and grunt then.
>
>  The standard bed is wood and is 6mm thick
>> The plate of alum I have are 6.5mm
>> The not custom replaced alum bed from Printrbot is 3.3mm
>> (http://printrbot.com/shop/**printrbot-simple-metal-print-**bed/<http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-simple-metal-print-bed/>)
>> but does
>> not have recess for either glass or PCB heater.
>>
>> I can provide pictures if need be...
>> Thanks!?
>>
>>
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