Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Connecting the drive screw part II

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I can't seem to see other alternatives. As I mentioned yesterday, the quick-and-dirty X-axis coupling nut broke off the X-axis assembly. So I pulled out my wire-feed welder and welded a mending brace across the coupling nut. This should last longer then the rest of the assembly!
My welding skills are pretty much non-existent, but it should hold.

Had to take the whole damn thing apart to get to the broken epoxy joint. Here's the half-assed epoxy job with the fixed drive screw shown in the inset image.

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