I’ve been tied to home for the last couple of weeks so I’ve used the time to continue work on the headstock casting that I posted a couple of weeks ago. It’s been filed to fit the ways and the clamps have been made for the box-slide ways.
Temporary mountings for the boring bar have been completed. I assembled the thing to test that it’s going to run, approximately, as required, and to run the temporary bearings in a bit. I also need to shape the grooves in the pulleys to a more reasonable profile before I start this exercise, and need to do some work on the extra pulleys so that the lead screw rotation is geared right down.
It’s getting there.