I acquired more m8 rod and all the other required vitamins and it was time to build
First some Frame triangles
Then the entire frame
Add some steppers and the Y Axis
And all the rest and move the electronics from the repstrap
And finally with head added, a print test.
First 'real' print
thingiverse I had to shrink him by 50% he took just over an hour to print. He is just big enough to hold my iPhone (oh the irony)
Test 40x40x20mm cubes now take only 6 minutes to print, a vast improvement on over an hour.
This is where I'm up to so far.
But I am far from finished, there are still niggles to address. The Z axis threads are not as parallel to the Z bearings as they should be, consequently they kept breaking the coupler and require a lot more force than they should to move, for now I am using an aluminum couplers till I work out which part needs moved where and why etc....
Also one day soon I intend making a heated build platform to once and for all kill any remaining warping.