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?
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...
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 :)
I think for the size, it will perform very well!
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.
Looks solid Dave, good luck on the big day
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Got the X axis motor mounted and belted up tonight, all ready for temporary wiring and motion tests this weekend :)
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.
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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