When using an A-Axis I was thinking that I could mount the work piece in two ways. I could have a chuck at one end and a flat plate at the other.
The flat plate would allow me to bolt stuff to it. I guess if it has the right hole pattern it should be easy to make pulleys. I could cut the bore and rough the outside using a 2.5D method. I could add the mounting holes that match the mounting plate on the A-Axis and then finish the pulley or gear on the A-Axis.
I could also mount odd sized pieces with the plate.
I suppose this plate could be made of 1/2″ thick aluminum? I could drill and tap the hole to match the threaded rod that I’m using as the main shaft of my A-Axis assembly.
It’s 4 axis and has a rudimentary spindle control. As you can see, the 4th axis is not used yet. I am making a 4th axis for it. I have nearly enough parts and materials so that should be getting started soon.
I didn’t think it out very well but at least it was inexpensive and not a lot of work. When it comes time to remove the power supply, I’ll be cutting the box. Also, I had to drill holes in the side to get to the power supply terminals. How embarrassing. 🙂