Inspired by the upcoming upgrades, and the mod work of Mike and Phil…I’m hoping to do a bit of a more serious overhaul of the machine, including the eccentric spacers, Y-supports, and maybe eventually the bearing Z.
Sorry in advance for a long post.
Since the Phil aluminum wasteboard base is beyond my technical abilities, and the general cost of just creating 100% extrusion platform like the Shark is just a little too cost prohibitive - I’m wondering if I can do a Torsion style support system that would give me enough temporary anchor points (through insertion nuts across the top) to create a base structure that would allow me to use multiple “mini” MDF wasteboards based on project size.
80% of my projects are likely to be about 10x10", so I’d like to have a ~14x14" board at 0,0 that could take a ton of beating, and be quickly hot swapped as necessary as it goes bad, and have 2-4 other wasteboards to roughly cover the other percentage of the area, if I need them for bigger projects or just generally stabilizing a longer piece of material even though I’m only cutting in the smaller section.
Idea 1, Keeping the 2020 rail on the Y lengths, adding 2 pieces of 2060 and then supporting them with ladder rung pieces of 2060 - $52 from Misumi + shipping
Idea 2, replacing the 2020 Y lengths with 2060, and running 2060 support spans across the X.
Idea 2 was created to give more anchor points, particularly for the angle brackets needed to do the Y-rail support mods, but more expensive.$78 + shipping from Misumi
Is there anything I should know about doing one of these configurations? Thoughts from people who’ve redone the waste board support structure on the 1000mm X-Carve?
Edit: Front and rear X 2020 extrusions not pictured.