I was very delighted to see a 48″ × 32″ Version of your CNC, the Journeyman, to come out now, with stiffy 50 mm rails on X-Axis.
I was hoping on something like this to be released for a long time. I belong to those who are now about to cancel their order of a “Woodworker X-35” (32″ × 32″) in favour of a “Journeyman X-50” (48″ × 32″).
But one question worries me:
Will there be 50 mm rails on Y-Axes soon too?
Because what I’d like to prefer, is not having a 48″ × 32″ like “Journeyman”, but a 32″ × 48″ – I mean one with 50 mm rails of 48″ on the Y-Axes, instead of the X-Axis.
Why? That would allow easier mount of a 4th Rotary Axis: It would not collide with the Y-Axes rails since the Rotary Axis would be parallel to those then. That is a real problem with what I plan to do. When using new “Journeyman”, it limits the 4th Rotary Axis to either being shorter than the 48″ Length (becauser of 4th Axis stepper, gear box, 3 Jaw Chuck etc. to fit between the Y-Rails) or, the other way, to be parallel to the Y-Axes, and so to have only 32″ Cutting Area Length.
So what would be sad is if I modified my order to receive a “Journeyman X-50” 48″ × 32″ now, with 50 mm rails on X-Axis, and you would issue “Y-50” rails on Y-Axes soon after that.
So are there plans for “Y-50” 48″ rails on Y-Axes?