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    Have decided to go back to drawing board & start designs form scratch sell on previous attempt ! I have limited workshop tools but have access to cutting & drilling - may ask on here if some components can be machined but not at that stage yet - drawings attached ! Have been talking to Dean quite a bit, invaluable advice.

    I want a cutting area of 1250mm x 1250mm – cutting sheet wood, cardboard mainly but want to do some 3d carving of wood at some point

    Currently my Bed is 1500mm x 1500mmm approx

    Think I’ll just ask you for advice & recommendations regarding components below

    X & Y Axis RM1610 Ballscrew travel 1400mm approx

    Z axis RM1605 350mm approx

    Now some questions regarding the ballscrew

    4x anti backlash ballnuts
    4 x Support Units – which are best some balance between quality & price
    4x couplings ?
    Not decided mounting brackets any suggestions ?

    Dimensions are guesstimates so can be adjusted as per final dimensions of Gantry & Z axis designs

    Rails & carriages for X, Y & Z axis

    HiWin type cartridge rails 20mm on X & Y axis, 15mm on z Axis correct me if
    Mounted on profiles with T nuts every 60mm
    What carriages & size of rails for each axis ?

    Need to dicuss Bed with you assuming 18mm th MDF

    I have a Kress spindle and a Makita palm router I could mount or am I better going for another solution
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