Well I got the table back on, sans the anti backlash nut and accidently sheared the pins holding in the key for the front handwheel.
I guess I am an idiot.
Replacing those pins involves removing everything from the saddle, can I just solder or glue it back in?
My machine has a standard table.
The fixed nut appears to have something wrong with it, this morning I got it the engage, but it was incredibly stiff. This had nothing to do with the anti backlash mechanism as I later removed that and it was still stiff and would not thread in any further than...
It seems to be the anti backlash nut, we tried adjusting it quite a bit, but no luck.
The leadscrew will not engage the fixed nut, except when the moving nut is removed.
We are considering just putting it on with the moving nut removed, but that is not ideal.
My idea was originally to use a dividing head and a dead centre on the other side, another idea I had was to make a few sets of holders for the rod sizes that I use.
But I was concerned about the rod bending in the middle as I will need to do rods up to 800mm long, that and dividing heads are...