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    Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    I have a Grizzly G0602 that I converted to CNC with BDTools ballscrews and kit. Was running in Mach3. Didnt do much with it and it sat in the corner for quite a few years. I decided to dust it off and get it going again. Heres what I'm in the process of doing.

    1) Pathpilot Conversion - X and Z moving well, need to get the spindle going.
    2) Spindle Encoder
    3) Full enclosure build.
    4) 3PH Motor / VFD swap
    5) 5C collet

    Heres a shot of where it stands. I'll keep the build log going.

    Scott....
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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    Will keep an eye on this one Scott.

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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    Got the motor pulled and the new 3 phase motor installed. Will hook up the vfd tomorrow. Tip: Grab one of these 14mm Gear Wrenches with the ratcheting closed end. The more clicks the better. Doesnt make it easy, but it does make it possible.

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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    Got the encoder mount installed. Now gotta figure out how to hook it up to PMDX126.

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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    nice use of 3D printed parts. What material did you print them with? I've been wanting to experiment with something like NylonX or the Carbon-fiber infused stuff.

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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    These are all printed from PETG. I like it a lot better than PLA or ABS. Never tried Nylon or Carbon Fiber filament. Carbon Fiber wears out nozzles pretty quick.

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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    Yep, I already have a handful of hardened nozzles, and a couple Ruby'$$.

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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    Video of encoder mount spinning... 1250 rpm.

    https://youtu.be/zByFbRTGNU0

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    Re: Grizzly G0602 Lathe CNC Conversion

    Encoder now working. I am measuring actual rpm's in HALMETER.

    I used this encoder.

    https://www.cnc4pc.com/eni-1024-encoder-module.html

    Not sure I would use it again though. It works great, but its expensive for what it is (~vs~ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and the cabling connection options are pretty limited.

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