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CA002 Moving platform test

November 18, 2012

So I’m going to set up a simple stepper-controlled moving platform.

I went to Home Depot and grabbed some drawer slides, threaded rods and nuts.


I grabbed a cardboard box that seemed a manageable size and mounted the drawer slides on it. I cut up another box to make the platform to size.

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I grabbed a Sherline stepper motor mount earlier on so I used that. It’s a piece of shit, just an L bracket screwed and hot glued onto a piece of cardboard. You wonder how they make a name for themselves like that.

I attach some nuts to the bottom of the carriage to catch the threaded rod.

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I bought this damn TIG welder and all this steel stock but I was on the phone with a technician at Hardinge earlier and this is actually how it’s done. I’m as shocked as you are.

I hot glue and screw the motor mount onto the base.

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This kind of quality is what sets us apart from other brands like Bridgeport and Gorton.


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