My OX is almost a year old, and there have been a few times that I needed a few more mms in the Y Axis (not a fan of X being any longer than it is at 750mm). I have strengthened X, so adding a little to the Y seemed the natural next step.
And it was fairly easy and relatively affordable.
2 - 1000mm 20 x 80 V-Slot Rail
5 - 1000mm 20 x 40 V-Slot Rail (cut down by 40mm to fit)
20 - Angle brackets
80 - M5 x 8mm Low Profile screws
80 +/- - T-Nuts
4x4 3/4 Particle Board
4 - 3/4 x 3/8 t-slot (Amazon)
4 - 2 x 1/2 Oak boards (to give t-slot screws something to bite into).
Pretty simple upgrade. Disconnected the existing 750mm rail and inserted the new 1000mm 20 x 80 rail. I put in 5 20 x 40 under the waste board for extra strength and to help retain "flat." Planning to countersink a few 3" screws through waste board into table to adjust flat.
One word of caution, check the dimensions on the 1000mm rails. they can be off as much as 1mm.
OX 1000mm Y Axis Upgrade
Expands y-axis to 1000mm. 1/2 day build.
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