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    Build Thread - Cielle Alfa 80 x 120

    I picked up a 20± year old Cielle Alfa 80 x 120 router and plan to do an electronics retrofit / upgrade on it. Still working out the details but I know it definitely needs an x-axis leadscrew. Even though it's an odd size it's probably all I can fit in my space, it was close and the price was right so that's fine with me.

    Here's a picture how I found it. That red guard thing is from another machine and didn't belong with it.

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    Re: Build Thread - Cielle Alfa 80 x 120

    Couple pics from today.

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    Removed some of the covers to get access.

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    I think this lead screw has turned it's last

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    The X-axis linear rails have some surface rust on them. I have a plan of attack so we'll see how it works out.

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    Re: Build Thread - Cielle Alfa 80 x 120

    Little more progress. I soaked some blue shop towels in evaporust and draped them over the rails for a few hours. Took them off and then went to town with WD-40 and a green scotch brite. There were a few stubborn spots I had to hit with a brass wire wheel but overall not too bad. They look great and glide buttery smooth

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    Also got a leadscrew and nut for the X axis.

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    Re: Build Thread - Cielle Alfa 80 x 120

    "Che bella machina." You can tell everyone you have an Alfa. My Dad had an Alfa Romeo when I was a kid. What a car.

    Anyway, it looks like it should work fine, and has everything to be desired, linear guides, ballscrews, nice t-slot table, and hey-itsa Italian! Itsa gotta be good!

    Actually, imho, thats the perfect size for a wood router, 80cm x 120cm I imagine?
    Halfnutz

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    Re: Build Thread - Cielle Alfa 80 x 120

    Yes, 80cm x 120cm. It looks like I can squeeze maybe 2 more inches out of the Y travel getting me closer to 3'; Havn't checked the X yet.

    An Alfa in the driveway would be NICE!! Classic though, not the new stuff.

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    Re: Build Thread - Cielle Alfa 80 x 120

    Little more done.

    I tried to re-use the motor mount for the X axis carrier but messed it up so I made another one. While I had it off I disassembled the spindle of the nut drive and cleaned/greased it up and drilled it for the new bolt pattern for the lead nut. Also go the pulley drilled for the larger shaft on the new motor.

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    I also made some lead screw mounts. Seem to be holding fine and was able to re-install the carrier too. X-axis mechanicals are done; I left the lead nut un-attached so I could move the gantry around while working on it.

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