have a 1050 Sphinx, and I love everything about the machine except for the limited (~300mm) of Y travel. So I decided I will make it a 1010 machine, that should give me approximately 800mm of Y travel. It is a very easy upgrade, only parts needed were 2 1040mm lead screws and 2 1000mm Cbeams. I already had the Cbeams, so I purchased the lead screws from an OpenBuilds distributor here in Ontario, Canada, Makerparts.ca. They arrived yesterday, so I anticipate it will take about 1 hour to disassemble the Y axis components and substitute in the 1000mm replacements. Well maybe 2 hours ! Less than $200 in parts and a little bit of labour will make this a much more capable machine. I’ll post some before and after picks of the project. Decided to add some limit switches to this iteration as well. Fortunately I have already run the required cables, and I think I have enough slack in my existing wiring handle the increased length. (I was not looking forward to having to rewire the Y axis). Fingers and toes crossed on the wiring issue.
Going to post before and after pictures when you are done?
You bet. Looking forward to being able to do larger pieces on it. I have the OX up for sale, so it gives me motivation to get this project done. Just have to knock out a quick order for a customer tonight before I tear it apart.
Even better, do a video or GoPro timelapse if you can.
Video is out of the question, I swear too much while doing tasks like this But I will take a lot of pictures.
Just as I was about to start the upgrade, I received a fairly large order from a customer. So upgrade is on hold until I can get this order done.
Do you swear in English or Canadian?