I am planning to build a small machine that would fit on a 24"x24" 3/4 MDF board. This way, it would fit perfectly on my bench and would be small enough to be portable. (On the small side since I am planning to use it for PCB milling, light wood milling and 3d printing)
However, I may want to build an enclosure around the MDF board to keep noise and dust in… How close to the edge can I put the feet and still maintain a reasonable distance from the edge so that if I put walls around my table, it won’t interfere with the belts and other items that may protrude out?
How high an enclosure would one need to build to put a “lid” on top of the enclosure?
A simple equation like this would be useful:
Min Enclosure Height = Usable Height + Stepper Height + Clearance + ?mm
On a similar note, the screw holes on the feet are on one side only; with a slot on the other side. Can I rotate the feet so that the screws have plenty of material to bite into (putting the slotted corner in the corners) without affecting the geometry or the ease of squaring?