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    I am designing an aluminium frame CNC.
    I will post someday pictures of the full machine I intend to do.
    For the moment, I have troubles with my Z axis design that you can see below.

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    For those who know, I have used carriages from Ahren Cncrouterparts.
    My concern: how to get the maximum travel on z axis.
    Lets have a closer to my design:

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    On this picture, I have put the z axis as low as possible.
    For me, the available travel is min 30 mm (cf. picture), depending on the length of the bit I will use.
    How can I increase this travel?
    Fix my router further down on the interface plate? I fear cantilever...
    For the moment the router is fixed 30 mm below the carriage.
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    Can I increase it?

    Other solutions you have used?

    Last edited by LabSkis; 26-03-2011 at 08:03 PM.

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    Mount the motor for max travel refererenced to the vertical mount extrusion. Cut the plate off flush with the motor mount and part off the drive shaft as short as possible?
    Sherline lathe, Chester DB11V lathe, Myford/ Rodney mill, CNC mill Isel/ home made, Sealy Hack Saw, Meddings Pillar drill.

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