Well started down that road to building a mpcnc. Building a 24 x 24 rig. Took about 90+ hours to print the parts out and utilizing some left over parts from 3d printer gone bad, I have been able to piece enough parts to start.
I do have a question, I have both an MKS Gen L V1 and a MKS Sbase Smoothie clone, which would be optimal to run on the mpcnc? I know that one is older tech and the other newer 32 bit, but is 32 bit necessary?
Also is the leadscrew on the gantry supposed to be tight? I can turn the screw by hand, but it seems to me that my stepper may have a tough time rotating the screw. I have verified that the two down rods on the z-axis are parallel and flat after the tool mount and upper and lower bracket are mounted.
Some pics of my build.