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      I 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 arrive tomorrow, so I anticipate it will take about 1 hour to disasemble 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.
      Archtop67, GeoffH and crnrstndes like this.
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    Build License:
    • CC - Attribution Share Alike - CC BY SA

    Reason for this Build

    I find the approximately 300mm of Y travel on a 1050 Sphinx limiting.

    Inspired by

    The Kyo 1050 Cbeam Shinx
  • Parts list

    Qty Part Name Part Link Comments
    2 Cbeam 1000mm Link
    2 1040mm Lead screw Link
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