Frame

Squaring

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  • Using the table as a straight guide screw down any two feet.
  • Pre-drilling is recommended.

 

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  • Measure across the center both ways, make the dimension as equal as you can.
  • Clamp down the feet before you screw them down, pre-drilling really helps here. Do one foot then the next. Clamp, drill screw.
  • This is a critical measurement, if this is too far off you will cut parallelograms instead of squares.

 

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  • Either measure or use a block (or socket and extension) to set all the legs to the same height.
  • Lightly snug up the Feet screws and the lock screws.
  • Pro tip, if you were careful with your leg cuts, this can be a very easy step…

 

 

Running the Wires

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  • Decide where your control board will be located.
  • Run the wire through the rail to the stepper furthest from the control board and secure with a cable tie to the plate. (I chose to cover the wires with PET braiding on this build).
  • Make sure the belt will have a clear path.
  • Connect the closer stepper to the plug in the middle of the harness with these steppers I match the pin side or non-pin side of theĀ plugs.
  • SecureĀ  all connections with tape as shown in both pictures. Tape the connection, then fold and tape again.

 

 

  • Connect the wire coming from the far stepper.
  • Secure all the connections with tape.
  • Angle both wires away from your control board. secure with a cable tie to the plate.

 

  • Move your axis away from the control board as far as possible.
  • Leave a slight bend in the wires.
  • Hold the wires in place at the far end and move your axis as close to the control board as possible.
  • Secure the wires a little past where the wires are bent and still touching the surface. Leave a little slack in the line, you do not want to stress the wires. They will be subject to repeated flexing.
  • I have control box and LCD cases, here.
  • As for wire management I have found nothing works better than the tape measure trick! In use here, or discussion here. Again, nothing should be connected to your Z axis, especially cable chain, it will mess with your accuracy.

Yeah buddy!

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