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Edit by Michael Hackney

Edit approved by Michael Hackney


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[title] Assemble the base triangle
[title] Assemble the base triangle
[* red] This step is like stuffing an octopus into a Mason jar – but we'll try to make it easier for you. The object is to get the T-nuts on all three corner brackets to slide into the cross member slots as uniformly as possible.
[* red] Lay out the three base assemblies on a flat surface. Place the '''X''' assembly on your left, the '''Y''' assembly on your right and the '''Z''' assembly opposite you as shown in the first photo.
[* red] Starting with the rails attached to the '''Z''' assembly, slide them onto the '''Y''' assembly T-nuts until the first two T-nuts (one top and one bottom) are just hidden as shown in the second photo.
[* red] Repeat this for the other two sets of rails and corner brackets to form a loose triangle.
[* red] Carefully work clockwise around the base starting with the '''X''' assembly. Push each set of rails about 1cm (1/2") further into the corner bracket and move on to the next. Repeat this several times around until the rails reach the second set of T-nuts.
[* red] Gently and carefully start the exposed T-nuts into their slots – but only push them half way in. Continue working clockwise until all T-nuts are started half way into their slots.
[* icon_note] A small screw driver is handy to align the T-nuts with the slot. This step and the next are also a lot easier with two people to wiggle, jiggle and push the T-nuts into the slots.
[* red] Finally, push all of the rails until they seat against the corner bracket. It helps to++ gently snug++ the twelve screws nearest the stepper motor to help hold the assembly together. Take a deep breath and proceed to the next step to align the base.