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Y Axis Granite Drilling

Y Axis Granite Drilling

Posted by Jonathan Gee on Mar 02, 2022

TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF BUILDING MY OWN CNC ROUTER

Y Axis Granite Side Drilling

Posted by Jonathan Gee,

2nd Mar 2022


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Y Axis Granite Drilling for Rails

I won't blather on too long about this step now since you have probably seen enough about granite drilling, but theres no point skipping a step. The big difference here is that i have less flexibility of how these holes are drilled, since the granite can't be manipulated about since its now permanently attached to the surface plate. Somethings that I would make sure to consider on these fixed elements is that the holes and dried and cleaned out properly before applying the cement mortar. Its also harder sometimes to get the broken pieces of core out the holes. Have fun with this one.

Drilling the holes to mount the Y Axis rails.

Drilling the holes to mount the Y Axis rails.

Most of these holes drilled wiith the core compltely unbroken.

Most of these holes drilled wiith the core compltely unbroken.

Couple quick checks before cementing the inserts in.

Couple quick checks before cementing the inserts in.

Checking the full assembly does not bind ir if there needs to be any inserts cememted off centre to aid fitting.

Checking the full assembly does not bind ir if there needs to be any inserts cememted off centre to aid fitting.

Inserts fixed in and just a little cleanup to do.

Inserts fixed in and just a little cleanup to do.

Rail all done and provisionally mounted.

Rail all done and provisionally mounted.

Well I can't say that i will miss drilling granite for a while. It was really getting quite tiresome towards the end. Especially when drilling by hand, but also withthe pillar drill. The process seemed to leave me with a bad headache. I am not sure if it was the vibration or constant straining or what but it wasn't a nice task.



Originally Uploaded On: 02/03/2022

Last Updated On: 02/03/2022

Estimated Date Period: : 06/11/2021

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