Started Work On A Z-axis Bellows Mount
Milling operations generate a lot of swarf, and cleaning up gets old really fast, so I've started a project to mount a bellows on the Z-axis of the Sieg SX3 mill.
IMHO bellows are an ideal swarf protection for the Z-axis. The mounting areas - mill head and base - are well defined and accessible, mounting a bellows doesn't limit range of travel, and fully closed there is still enough of the ways exposed to "guide" the bellows.
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- Z-axis Bellows Mount (Part 1): Introduction
- Choosing A Mill
- DRO Mount (Y-axis) on Sieg SX3
- DRO Mount (X-axis) on Sieg SX3
- Z-axis Bellows Mount (Part 2): Top Bracket