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Y axis stretch

So I decided to hang on to my x-carve and make it more useful. I added the motor/belt upgrade and stretched the Y axis to 90”. The Y axis rails are stiffened with 3/16 aluminum on either side and it is very solid. Z axis is cnc4newbie because it is all metal, no plastic. I also opted for the taller gantry risers from cnc4newbie. Its calibrated and running fine and the new spoilboard with T-slots will go on later this week. I also made a 4’x8’ cabinet to hold this machine.
The Y axis was stretched @ 1.5 meters using makerslide and 2020 extrusions. I bought a metal cutting blade for my mitre saw and it worked great for cutting the extrusions.



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Is there any bump between the pieces of extrusion or did you fill the gap in and sand it down?

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No bumps. The extrusions are well made. I used joiners on them to help align them. The support comes primarily from the 3/16 alum.

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