Part two of the final assembly - some of this will be familiar from the trial assembly.
I want the machine enclosed and I don't want to have to pull it apart again if I can avoid it so I have machined some feet from steel and attached them to the bed. I have put bolt down holes only at the front since I do want to twist the bed when I bolt it down.
I brought the plastic tub from Bunnings (Oz equivalent of Home Depot) and cut out the front to clear the various bits. The intention is to build on this tub, it is quite stout, and enclose the mill later on down the track.
Bed in position. You'll notice that I have primed this as well and given it a topcoat of machinery grey.
Column base mounted. As mentioned before, the 3 cap screws (10mm) can be loosened to allow the part to tilt forward and back thereby allowing me to align the colum to the table.
X-Y assembly mounted with the aid of about a million M4x16mm SHCS. The chuck on the Y-Axis screw allows me to turn it by hand.
The addition of the motor mounts concludes this part of the assembly.