The cable in the middle of the makerslide was a cool touch
Can't take credit for that, wish I could. Saw it floating around in another members' build photos.
I'm thinking that bolting the X makerslides is becoming more and more necessary. Event though I have them right up against each other there is still the smallest gap (probably so small I can't see daylight, but still there.) It's not causing any problems with the gantry rolling, but I can see the need for at least one bolt in the middle. It's sturdier than one, but but two didn't seem to make much difference other than the benefits to Z. This is not a mod for the un-dual-y-motor-less.
Thanks for the rec IC, I did line up the makerslides with the outside gap on both slides on the bottom. A hole and a bolt should go in there perfectly.
John Milleker Jr.
- Historical Process Photographer/Instructor
Baltimore Maryland, USA - http://www.JohnMilleker.com
ShapeOko #1,284 - Upgrades: 2x4Oko (24x48" footprint), Double X rails, Acme-Z, Dual Y, DW660, IC's Dust Shoe w/Dust Collection.