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  1. #11
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    I will try both spindles, only problem is that water cooled is heavier what cause the CoG move forward and is not in middle of sliding blocks on the gantry like is now with Kress.
    The slight change in CoG Won't make a Jot of difference to how the machine cuts but the WC spindle will make a big difference because it's far more ridged than the kress.!

    Coming along nice looking forward to seeing it working. ..

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    Decided to use 1.5kw water cooled one after compared noise level with Kress - thanks Jazzcnc.
    Here is the base frame - profile 50x25x2

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    looking good

    thats quite a thin section ... 2mm , are you going to fill it ?

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    Its actually 2.5mm thick, still thin, table itself is rigid enough. Gantry will have 50x5 to joint both legs, so should be no flex. In addition I use 5mm base for mounting all gantry blocks THK15. Will upload some photos after welding. Gantry is complicated as has to be adjusted to match the distance between rails on the bad. I will machine/plane X bases before welding them to top part (X mounting profiles). After all will be final machine to keep straight angle between table and Y plane and between base for blocks and Y plane - will do pictures as is confusing enough:)

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    Base frame - surface planing (2.5" milling head - 63,5mm)
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    Looking very nice Tom thanks for sharing, keep up the good work!

    .Me
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    Drilling and taping M3 holes for 15mm rails

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    Drilling holes - M3x16mm socket bolts. They tall enough to use entire thread depth and goes inside 25mm wide profile. There will be only 4mm hole left outside to insert the allen key:)

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    Errors are inevitable - forgot to cut the slot for the belt - grrr.
    Had to grind and mill 20mm slot - wasted my precious time.

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