Thread: George's 8x4 router-me-bob
I did think about plating the back, but currently have the ballnut for the Y carriage elongated to attach to the both the back and front plates, I'll have a look at the gantry side plates, i did want to add in some angled brackets, but will look at your design again,
In terms of alignment, i was planning on bolting the 'x' rails to the 120x 80 and then bolting this through the table so there was some adjustment available with shims/ rizzla papers if required-! but agin may re think.
The rotating ball nuts are currently fixed to the carriage side plates with the 'fixed' bearings at each end...they just look similar to your ball nut design...
heres another rendering-
So... an update on this....
think i'm going to have a rethink on the side plates as per Jonathan's points to bulk them up, and maybe look at raising the sides where the x rails/ ball screws live, i know the other thread regarding the loading of materials etc, but mine will go in a place where it wont be that easy to end load, a corner load would be preferable-!
what was the consensus on having a hybrid, so flush on one side and risen on the other- think that would work well for me?
have costed most of the bits- and reckon on a budget of £2k all in should get me something decent?
By Richard in forum Machine DiscussionReplies: 2Last Post: 18-02-2014, 03:18 PM