My photography skills aren't, so apologies there. I don't have steady enough arms for my current digital camera, and often get blurry images, which I didn't with my old film one. (Some of you will have an inkling of why I find this less than easy....and why I'm nervous about the soldering thing, although I do have steady hands...)
I'll get anti-everything for my next camera. Hope the pictures give you a flavour if you haven't already got it. I suspect most of the followers already know what's what.
Here was supposed to be a photo' of my base and one of the x stage only they don't seem to be on the camera - as I say, my photography skills aren't. So here instead we have a blurry close-up picture showing the extra strips of MDF I added to the rails attached to the x-stage to give the y-stage enough clearance:
(cunningly hiding the error hole)
and here is the top surface of the y-stage (anyone want a spare hole?):
Here is another blurry picture showing how the two washers fail to raise the pivot arm off the stage - I need those penny washers:
Here is a picture of the x-stage assembled on the base:
The base isn't finished yet - it needs its upright at the back to hold the z assembly, and I may need to move the x/y stage assembly backwards on the base. The screws/nuts have not been tightened, since disassembly seems to be a regular feature of my build! The y-motor isn't yet attached to the framework, and the x-motor isn't attached to the threaded rod because I have no suitable tubing. And no, it doesn't look like anything - YET!