Other people doing this sort of thing:Fablicator wrote: I added (2) .625x1.25x7" long aluminum rectangles as stiffeners to the Y axis plate to reduce flex, which seems to help a lot with the chatter. It's still there, but I would say reduced about 60%
- http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... =30#p51914 --- Edward made a plate w/ two bends in it
- http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 746#p53740 --- LTEPM added T-track
It seems strange to me that the plate is now the weak point --- I wonder if this is caused by simultaneously moving to a single point of attachment for the spindle --- would adding a second spindle mount help? Would a taller mount which is a single, non-flexing structure help this?
Could we make room inside the Z-axis channel for a second set of Z-axis rails which would simultaneously engage the wheels and make things stiffer?
Other options (which are actually workable)?