The build is finally making some progress! We added some 1400mm misumi rail and four 1200mm pieces of Makerslide to create this large format cnc machine. It’s based on Makerail/Shapeoko designs with a few modifications for improved stiffness. Sharp eyes will notice the doubled X rails that the tool mount rides along.
To run dual belt drive on the Y axis, we’re adding a shaft drive that runs the full width of the machine. The precision ground shaft was too tight of a fit for the new pulleys we purchased, so we tossed the ones that came with the Shapeoko kit into the lathe and drilled them out.