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Storing Sherline CNC Mill Leadscrews

After replacing the Y axis leadscrew, I decided that the X axis leadscrew was in fine shape, because it’s tucked under the table and not exposed to the swarf and grit that fell on the Y axis screw before I installed the bellows. Being that sort of bear, I couldn’t throw out the worn Y axis leadscrew, so I had two rather delicate rods that really needed more protection than a twist of paper.

So I sawed off a length of 1 inch PVC pipe, faced the ends in the lathe, and added two rubbery endcaps from the heap:

Sherline leadscrews stored in PVC pipe

Sherline leadscrews stored in PVC pipe

That fits neatly into the big box alongside the rotary table,¬†with the bag of assorted nuts so they’re all together.

Despite what you see there, the screws are wrapped in paper with a bit of oil, so it’s all good.

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