I will be showing progress pictures of my CNC build here which will carve out my Z kit once its complete. Purposely put in the test forums so that I can link to it when the kit is finished.
Day 1 & 2
Bought parts; MDF wood for the table (2 piece, ~$17), 2 long threaded rods (2 for $12), bearings (so far 16 for $35), nuts , bolts, washers (so far ~$25), drill bits ($20), ladders (2 for $130), and one hollow aluminum beam($10).
Nov 22 took ladder apart
Nov 23 dismantled ladders, tweaked gantry plans to correspond to parts with the least amount of cutting.
Nov 24 cut aluminum parts,
revised plans [note; comparing the movable table or movable gantry for X movement designs, the heaviest (being material on table total, or total weight of Y and Z axis combined) is recommended to being fixed (in place). ]
So the table will be the moving X axis... although this design needs more space in a small room since the table protrudes in movement when the X cuts are to the ends of X table limits..
X structure holes, connected X axis base, cut threaded rods to size, cut mdf wood table to size, sound proofed room and dismantled old CNC
Designed and started the linear skate bearing setup.
Drilled all linear braces
28th to Dec 3
finishing the linear track braces, constructed Z axis