Y axis plates, Z Plate and test assembly

Worked full day on the machine.  I started by drilling / tapping the Y axis plates followed by the Z backplate.  I then installed my saw blade on the table saw and proceeded to bring the plates to their final sizes.  

At the end of the evening, I quickly assembled the X axis and Y plates together to confirm the fit and was agreeably surprised by how everything went together.  The X carriage is smooth and doesn’t bind.  I noticed that the Z axis ball screw is somewhat shorter than the design. (see bottom bearing FF12 on the pictures).  I’m hoping to built the wood base tomorrow along with cutting / installing the cross beam of the base, which should allow trial-fit assembly of the whole frame (!!!!)

Going to bed

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