Looking for advice on "Test" sized build.

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  • #15071
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    Benjamin Shaw
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    Since I’m low on space for the build in my office, I would like to keep the X Y short for testing, then take it out to the garage later and build the real table. What do you think a good small build size would be, without going too small. I don’t plan to do much if any CNC at this size, just moving a pen, possibly a printer. Also note, I do have a bit more room in the X direction than Y.

    Thanks,
    Ben

    #15072
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    Matt saeger
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    How much space do you have available?

    #15073
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    Benjamin Shaw
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    In my office behind my desk is a triangular cubby area formed by the stairs. So on one side it has zero height, and ramps up from there. It is around 3′ deep and has maybe only 4′-5′ of usable space lengthwise. Also I need to keep it small for marital reasons. I just need it big enough to do some testing during the build, then I will replace rails and make it bigger later. I’m probably overthinking it. Just wondering how small before it’s too small to test I guess.

    #15079
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    Scott
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    My build is mounted on a 24″ square board. On the worst axis affected by the Z parts (older design) I only get about 12″ of usable travel. I’m planning to expand at least one dimension but its totally functional right now.
    Good luck

    #15081
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    Benjamin Shaw
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    Nice, That’s pretty much what I landed on as well as I sat here with a tape measure tonight after work. What kind of things do you use yours for?

    #15114
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    Scott
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    I’m just getting started but I’m mainly interested in using it like a laser to cut panels that fit together for boxes, brackets etc.

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