The only two parts that required filing were the upper and lower Z brackets. I printed those right after I had to take apart my printer to clear the clogged nozzle. everything else fit perfectly minus those two parts. When I had the Z axis off today to apply thread locker to the grub screws I noticed that both of those parts are sliding much easier now. Probably to do with the heat inside the enclosure and actually being on the conduit for a few weeks. I was going to reprint them but I honestly think they are fine.
While messing about today I learned not to carve out large chunks of MDF without some sort of dust collection setup. Even though the machine is enclosed there is a layer of dust over just about everything, and the inside of the machine required a thorough cleaning to get dust out of all the nooks and crannies where the bearings roll.
I got some of the scrap 2x4s from my first attempt at building a table and started to push the machine to it’s limits. It cuts way faster than I thought it was going to do. I had been running at a measly 8mm/s feed rate with a 1mm depth of cut. So far I’m up to a 15mm/s feed rate with a 5mm depth of cut and it can easily do more.
It’s also cutting perfectly accurate. Anybody have some good ways to test and calibrate repeatability without a dial indicator?
Going to get another week or so of test cuts under my belt while I settle on a first project. Can’t wait!