the sound of silence...
made the base taller to increase overlap on the column mount. the images show a "short table" version, with 16" x travel. this decreases the working width by 16", which might be useful for people who dont need the travel. makes enclosure possibilities smaller. also lighter by nearly 25lbs.
our total mass for finished castings (not counting the spindle head cover plate) is 353lbs for the short travel, and 377lbs for the long travel.
travels are 24"/16" in the X, 8" in the Y, and 14" in the Z. the head swivels 120 degees in either direction. there is 8" clearance between the spindle centre and the face of the Z saddle.
working width with a motor will be 64" on the long travel, and 48" for the short. working depth with motor and way cover is 28". working height to the top of the drawbar is 37"
im adding all the mount points for motors, ball screws, way covers, and general acessory points now.