orangezero wrote:I doubt it would too big of a deal. Now you have me wanting to make my machine vertical.. It could be two or three brackets and a long slim piece of mdf. Or a 2x4 or 2x6 if needed. And I'm sure you could make something that would stay in place the entire time, simply to catch any dust and debris that escapes the suction.
Yep, agreed. You're doing something non-standard, so you're going to have at least some
additional cost and complexity somewhere.
You would still need a spring or elastic pull to offset the spindle weight in the rotated design... but I think balancing that would be a LOT easier (and less problematic) than trying to balance symmetrical pulls to neutralize the gantry weight.
Hans wrote:Why sacrifice wall space and deal with counterweights? Mount it right on the cieling!
Now we're talking!
Beware of falling parts. Hard hat required at all times.
Dust and shavings control.... might be an issue.