DIY TM side rails, table etc

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  1. BlueSteel

    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    I have a spare 2x2 gantry, anyone ever build their own side rails and table for it? Debating on what to do with it. I'd like to make it a 2x4 table and something other than a drivescrew. Looking for ideas
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    It would be pretty simple as there isnt much to be desired on the mechanics of the GS tables.

    Ive heard of some people eliminating the lead screw and going straight linear rail instead while adding rack and pinion setup. Might be best to look for a used/scrapped 4x4 and grab the sides.
     
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    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    Nobody around here even knows what a torchmate is. I really want to do linear rails to get some better speeds. By chance you don't happen to have pictures or anything?
    would be great if Lincoln came out with a bolt on upgrade kit for the GS stuff.
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Google is your friend...

    The GS machines were discontinued so there will be no more HARDWARE upgrades to that machine.
     
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    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking, haven't found a damn thing
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be fairly easy to convert it to two vertical motors and a gear rack setup like other TM tables.
     
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    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    I never seen another TM table setup like that. Is that how yours is?
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Two vertical motors on the gantry running on two gear racks mounted to the inside of both sides of the table.
     
  9. BlueSteel

    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    got a pic?
     
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    Dnmeistr-LECS Moderator Staff Member

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    Like was mentioned earlier there are a ton of pics out there, look at TM1, TM2, TM3, TMX all have rack and pinion.
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Check this out...

     

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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Nice conversion!
     

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