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    Ok I presumed friendship ;)
    Know what they say about Assuming.??? . . . .Thou ya got it right this time..

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    Certainly tough-nut though ;)
    Should Expect nothing less from Yorkshire Lass.!. .

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    Know what they say about Assuming.??? . . . .Thou ya got it right this time..



    Should Expect nothing less from Yorkshire Lass.!. .
    I hear the tea is pretty good stuff too ;)

  3. One almost oversight i spotted tonight - the holes on the ballscrew nut flanges, i presume these are for grease nipples?

    To get to my Z axis ones will mean taking the bed off - no big deal there but the z axis one is buried.

    The question - how often do screws need greasing?

  4. Got the Y axis screws synchronised and belt fitted tonight, fine-tuned the ballscrew nut brackets and the bottom end is just about done, threw the bed and over-bed on for a photo...

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    The 15mm alu over-bed will drilled/tapped for mounting studs etc, it's a little shorter than i would like and cost me about 50mm of Y travel but it will do ok for a while.

    Just waiting for some alu bar to arrive for the X axis motor mount and we will be wiring up for motion testing :)

  5. #35
    I think for the size, it will perform very well!

  6. As they say, confidence is high :)

    It does feel good, nice and rigid, plenty of z height range, easy-change alu bed or mdf spoil-board, if it performs as well as i think it will, I will be a happy chappy.

    I need to figure out some chip/splash skirt for the bed but that will come together soon hopefully.

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    Looks solid Dave, good luck on the big day

    .Me
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  9. Got the X axis motor mounted and belted up tonight, all ready for temporary wiring and motion tests this weekend :)

  10. #39
    Looking good Dave.

    Something to think about is whether you want to be able to quickly see the X axis belt to check the tension and general health over the months and years ahead.

    Can the machine be tipped up on its side to look underneath? Or maybe a small window cut into the end plate with a perspex cover. Not critical, just a thought.
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

  11. With an assistant, it can be up-ended onto the back plate, the bed will also be pretty easy to remove - just few allen screws and it will slide back or right off if wanted, this would be the preferred method of access to the screws and belt inside.

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