Well that is an interesting design. I like it.
Phil you have taken my idea to the next level! I like how it utilizes the holes in the original plate and also nests in along the back edge.
In viewing this wonder, I just had a thought on the concept of raising the gantry this way, would this cause any issue with the drag chain? ie; it not being long enough when the carriage travels all the way to the right?
With the travel on the existing set up as it is my bits can barely get to the waste board without the z axis almost rolling off the maker slide. Is that a factor or are you planning on spindle extensions to get past that?
I keep looking for the “Like” button. Suddenly i realized, I need to stop hanging out with my daughters so much
Maybe it should be the :“love” button. Uhhhh, maybe not. That’s just wrong…
Haha found it! It’s the FB for men.
very good idea !
easy way to gain some height !
Any reason you chose that thickness? 6061-t6? Did you mill it on your xcarve?
1 piece X-Axis?.. when?
If they do, I hope they don’t exclude people for 1800mm.
I like this design a lot. I was about to build new taller plates but this might let me get away for a bit longer.
Any reason you lowered it?
I dont see why you couldn’t use a DC, unless you are sending what you pick up to a place that it would be an issue, ie ; farm bedding etc. If you empty the catch bag and have enough aluminum afterward it could be recycled I guess…
I have done it and I had no issues, just keep in mind aluminum dust and wood dust mix were first components of jet fuel back in days lol
i was about to say it xD
@PhilJohnson : did you try to make your gandty lift plates in wood first ? and did you try it ?
i’m not curently ready to cut alluminium, but i was thinking about make them in hard wood and thicker just to gain some inch… good or bad idea ?
(i’m wondering about chatter and flex…)
whoa !! many thanks !
the idea of acylic is realy good !!!
i will try first in wood to “check” how it look like
next i will shop acylic and learn how to cuting it xD
Why not cut taller Y-axis endplates?
@PhilJohnson What was the total height increase this ended up adding to the Y axis?
I was contemplating the cut of both thicker and higher End Plates, would that be less sturdy?