Hoss did a nifty mod by using the Z column. Check out www.hossmachine.info
As far as kits are concerned, there is nothing comercially available.
I on the other hand machined my own table
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My x2 is on the way and Im thinking I want to upgrade the x and y a bit. Any kits out there anyone can point me to? Id like to decide my route before I order ball screws and have to do that twice.
I like the table- I was thinking of doing something like this (I had a thread about making an X2 BASE totally from scratch, but ran into heavy cost issues). What did you make it out of? Is it cast iron or did you use steel of some kind? If you went with cast, can I ask where you got a piece that size and how much it ran you? I'd love to do something similar...
I didn't use cast iron, I work in a machine shop and used a peice of 1018 CRS that was laying around. Check out www.speedymetals.com
They have great prices and quick shipping.
I used 4" x 1.625" x 24"
One thing to take into consideration, Make sure you have a machine capable of cutting t-slots. I did mine on a bridgeport.
upgrading the y is difficult. You would be better off with a x3 if you needed a lot more travel.
Well Starleper1 did fine work on that X table. But if you've already got the X2 or it's on the way, I think you'd be hard pressed to do better than what asammons did HERE (Benchtop Monster is Born - Harbor freight 44991 / 33686 Hybrid CNC Conversion!!!) considering relatively low cost and a big gain in X and Y.
That's the route I'll be going soon.
Thanks, the sad thing is I'm not going to use it. I came the realization that for the machine i want the X2 cannot provide. So i decided to build my own. In a week or so I'm going to start up a build thread.
Anyway, yeah i agree, for the money what he did with that mill is the way to go no doubt about it.
the title of this thread should give you an idea.
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