On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:29:44 GMT, "Lloyd E. Sponenburgh"
>> I'm planning on making a ball***cross slide for CNC lathe attachment.
>> If the ball screws are machinable, I would like to turn down and thread an
>> end for the bearing mounting block. If they're not machinable, I can make
>> a steel shaft and attach it to the ball screw. Just wondering if anyone
>> here's turned ball screws and had any tooling recommendations or other
>I've not turned ball screws, but have worked on CNC equipment where the ball
>screws were turned to fit bearing blocks.
>I have, though, turned Acme stock to fit bearings. Except, perhaps, for the
>diameter, and the fact that the 'average' ball***won't pass through my
>lathe head bore, I wouldn't think it would be too awfully challenging.
>Most ball***stock is hardened -- at least case-hardened. You might need
Ive turned the ends of ball screws. Hard shit. I cut em down to size
using an abrasive saw. Turned the ends with plenty of oil and carbide
tooling. OD grinding is better. Though you can anneal the ends you
need to turn with a torch oft times.
"That which does not kill you,
has made a huge tactical error"