UK Built 3D Printer
THE BIG BUILD PROJECT
In this episode, we will build the right hand side of the 3d printer .
So we finally get to start building the right hand side. I initially did have trouble with the square nut’s fitting in the v slot’s.
Sadly the one’s I did order had a rounded edge. This stopped the nut from sliding into the v slot of the extrusion. So bare that in mind and don’t make the same mistake I did. So I ended up using T nuts instead. These do work I just found them a little fiddly for my finger’s. These are smaller than my usual ones I have on my simulator rig but they might be ok for everyone else.
The right idler was a bit of a challenge for me. Getting those bearings to line up with the washer in the middle was a fiddly task to do.
It took me several attempts to get it right and I probably did it wrong. Those tolerances of the opening’s are very tight and no room for adjustment, so bare that in mind if you are short of time.
Once I finally conquered the idler, The rest was fairly straight forward. I felt there must be a better way to do it that I’ve missed but we got there eventually.
Once you get the knack of doing this for a while, it does become fairly easy so don’t be put off by me and how I struggled with it at beginning.
Sadly my hands are totally shot now due to a old work injury and a horrid illness that weakens my hands as the year’s go by but despite this I’m not one for given up that easy, I just find other ways to overcome the challenges.
Now I don’t want to make these articles too long. If there is anything that you would like to see or want to get involved then send me a message.
Overall the first episode was a challenge but thoroughly enjoyed the process and look forward to part two in the new year.
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So until the next episode in January, I wish you all a happy Christmas and a great new year
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