Fitting a cheap secondhand set off Heidenhain digital readout linear scales to an old lathe. Let’s first see if the Internet-bought Heidenhain digital readout kit for my lathe works. Fortunately, it looks very promising. Mounting the first glass ruler On an old lathe there is usually no space for the Heidenhain digital rulers . So being creative […]
After a lot of hell, with the CNC milling machine, it’s finally done. It looks good, and the work starts to show its final shape. It is truly a man with feet ….. This section will eventually be partly lost in the cooling fins of the artwork.
Accuracy and repeatability are key facets of a – homemade – cnc machine. This is also the hardest to achieve. I am definitely not disappointed with inaccuracy of about 0.02 mm, on my home made machine. A precision of about 0.05 mm is considered a acceptable average backlash. To make technical and kinetic art, accuracy […]
Finally they are all finished, and adjusted. Now I can begin to determine the placement in the frame. This determines the final movement of the facial segments. So, very important, and a lot of drawing and computational work. It is also now clear how much speace is left to fit the forehead segment. it is […]
The construction of a kinetic sculpture that consists of a mechanically transforming copper face, work on the artwork is started again. New parts for the kinetic sculpture: Face Small gears and shafts for the mechanical actuators (fifteen pieces) Attaching the steel shafts is done by a cotter pin. In the gears, I have milled a […]
Supplement to the Baileybots studio, a greenhouse! Finally delicious vegetables from our own greenhouse! Completely organic and environmentally sound! Built atop an old oil tank, which is made from rust and asbestos …. We now grow: Tomatoes, Sweet peppers, chillies, beans (two species) and strawberries I can hardly wait, my own urban farm…