Well , first I want to say a big thanks to all of those who have posted thier projects here , lots of great info ! I spent a year dropping in here reading , I was on the fence about it , then I got the fever to do it , so here I go !
First my welding fabricating skills are good , My electronics skills are low, so you guys are need to help me there ! I ve never even seen g code / mach / sheetcam software so thats gonna be a little scary .
After reading a few things being said by you guys stuck in my head .
Gantry should be stiff as hell , but light weight
For the gantry I choose a 40- 4080 extrusion from 80/20 on e bay it was 69 inches long [ to be cut to length later ] Bolted to this was a ivtaaqr rail from pbc linear its nice and wide and fits the 80/20 perfect for a super stiff gantry