I am planning on building a ‘tilt’ Cart for my Journeyman that can go from a vertical position for storage to a horizontal position for full use. I would like to also be able to use the machine in the Vertical position, or maybe a 15’ angle to hold stuff better. There are many examples of such carts and wall mounts on the web, but they most all orient the X-Y axis different from the way OF does as shown with their wall-mount unit.
The OF Wall Mount shows the 2 Y rails running horizontally, along the wall, with the X rail running vertically, up/down the wall. Most every uTube version has the X axis running horizontally, along the wall, and the Y access running vertically, up the wall.
I think the OF Wall Mount orientation is correct because the only weight that has to be lifted vertically is the Z gantry. The full weight of the X rails does not have to be raised and lowered in this orientation. With the long X axis of the Journeyman, this is probably even more important.
The other way, the full weight of the X rails and Z gantry has to be raised and lowered (granted, it has both Y servos)
One negative of the OF Wall Mount orientation is that dust will fall on the lower Y ball screw.
- Which vertical orientation is best?
- Will dust on the lower Y ball screw be a problem?
- I am planning on using a 65mm, 800W, water cooled spindle and Dust boot and hose. Will this weigh too much to use vertically?
- I assume a 15-20 angle from vertical would be more convenient to use than a full vertical. Any recommendations on angle?
- I assume using the laser in the vertical orientation is no big deal, other than holding material after cut. Correct?