Play in the hand wheels is called lash In this Instructable I use a Sherline 5400 mill to demonstrate how to remove lash completely I will provide a basic overview of the disassembly and reassembly including adjustment and calibration for zero lash precision milling on a Sherline 5400 milling machine which can be easily applied to other small machines as well.
The Sherline has accuracy to 4 decimal places 0 0001 with the correct adjustment making it a powerful tool as long as it is adjusted correctly Eliminating lash is also the first and most important step if you are interested in converting an existing milling machine or lathe to CNC which requires zero lash.
When I purchased mine both the lathe and milling machine were covered in a thin layer of rust and were completely unusable due to being badly out of adjustment I used the machines in this condition as many small metalworking machines are used and then I realized it could be better Here is what I did to make it a lash free and full precision mill again.
Mill Collet Set w Drawbolt 3079 38quot End Mill Holder 3551 Milling vise 5327 Sherline Accessories Shop Guide book 7401 6 pc 38quot Shank End Mill Set Extra rigid Column BaseTo take maximum advantage of the extended column travels on this extra capacity Sherline mill the column base has been increased in cross section for additional.
18 Extended Mill TableThe standard 13 mill table with 8 65 of travel has been replaced with Sherlines optional 18 table that provides 13 65 of X axis travel 18 Mill BaseThe standard 14 mill base has been replaced with an 18 base that provides an additional 4 of Y axis travel.
This attachment turns your Sherline Metric Lathe into a small milling machine for drilling boring and many other general milling tasks Converts lathe to mill in less than one minute Consists of a dovetailed vertical column with a solid aluminum base that fastens to the lathe bed in place of the headstock Headstock mounts to a dovetailed saddle on the vertical column.
Sherline Lathe The Sherline Lathe is an American made table top lathe that is ideal for the home shop machinist Specifications 3 5quot swing over bed 1 88quot swing over carriage handwheel grad 001quot spindle speed 70 2800 rpm.
Here we are going to slide the leadscrew out of the retainer by pushing the whole assembly back and now we can pull the carriage slide up and off the base of the mill.
In this Instructable I use a Sherline 5400 mill to demonstrate how to remove lash completely I will provide a basic overview of the disassembly and reassembly including adjustment and calibration for zero lash precision milling on a Sherline 5400 milling machine which can be easily applied to other small machines as well.
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Sherline 8730 CNC Mill Lathe Precision Rotary Table with Stepper Motor See more like this Sherline 3050 Vertical Milling Column See more like this Sherline 4 Jaw Chuck 1030 Brand New 139 95 FAST N FREE 1 product rating Sherline 8quot Metric CNC Ready 4100 4530 Lathe Bed Cross Slide No Headstock 385 00.
8 DIRECTION VERTICAL MILLING COLUMN PN 3580 Metric PN 3585 Using the multi direction milling capabilities The design of the multi direction milling column allows you to do everything that could be done with previous models of the Sherline milling column plus much more Now angled holes can be drilled or milling operations can.
Double swivel vertical slide this milling slide revolves both on the base and the table table size is 100mm x 125mm with 3 tee slots square thread and bronze nut vertical slide can be fit onto other similar sized machines see more product details.
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