Today marked the start of the physical build process. No more gazing at the screen it was time to print out some drawings and head into the workshop - yay!
All bits there and accounted for.. check (well uhm.. at least I think so). Good grief - look at all those bearings..
I have to say it was good to get started on things and first on the list of things to do was x-axis rail number 1. No real problems so far. The whole thing went together very well and although I took my time with it, I'm sure the others will be a bit quicker as I get used to repeating the process 3 more times.
So at the end of day one we have:
- One complete x-axis rail assembly (pic below) and,
- one of the bearing slide blocks (of which there will be two per rail.
Tomorrow's task is to build the other x-axis side, make more bearing slides and hopefully complete one of the rail slide assemblies.