I’m close to starting my build for my 1000mm x-carve, as the parts are beginning to arrive :D. However i have read through many issues and tips/tricks regarding the assembly. So many that i’m afraid i’ll forget them as i build. Are these tips/tricks usually added to the instructions? Or is there a ‘sticky’ for them?
Also, I have to custom build a bench for the 1000mm x-carve. What dimensions for the top surface do I need (including electonronics)? And will the bench be rigid enough if i put heavy duty castors beneath it? This is so i can pull the bench out to get to the back of the machine. However i’m worried it’ll lose stability.
i made the top of my cart 48x48 (half sheet of mdf from menards) there is plenty of extra space for electronics although i have mine mounted under the top on a shelf
also i have the cart on casters, no problem i built it out of 2x4s its plenty sturdy
Like BadWolf says, 2X4 frame is strong enough. But you have to work for Level surface carefully, it’s got to be no tolerance level surface before installing X-Carve. What I did is, mistakenly I used 3/4" plywood for the top, wait about a month for X-Carve to arrive. My surface was horrible. I had to disassemble again. After level it, I put half of sheet 3/4" good MDF on it. I don’t know if you order waste board, I didn’t and I used 1 sqmeter from other half of the MDF.
Before you install your X-Carve you may want to go over posts and read about Belt problems. That’s what we had problems at the beginning. Pay attention V-Pulley alignments, all that matters. Anything comes to your mind as a question mark, put keywords to search section on the forum, you’ll get your answers. Good luck.