Which is where I was going, that solution causes redsigns involving the moteor sizes for tork (yes sp) and belt sizes or screw drives and speed and cooling the friction on the ball screws and so many other things. It’s not just making a bigger machine, it’s designing a whole new animal. I know you guys can do it Rob, but do you want to and do we need it. Creating ways to increase the working limits like using alignment pins to orient over size projects, and cutting a hole in my shop if I need to extend a 12 foot long carved facade, switching out the y axis for a rotational axis under the bed for round (lathe type) work by flipping an a-b box switch wired to the original Y axis connections and to the rotating axis, the y axis travels 406.4 mm’s so reprograming that distance to a circular distance could be done, taller and heavier end rails for higher heights of the z axis, a vacuum table accessory, and lastly (for me) a C3D clone of the other guy’s “silent spindle”…I love the Shapeoko 3 and the versatility of it. Maybe a better base board system (like PVC) instead of mdf, pvc does have it’s quirks. My personal upgrades on my Shapeoko 3 have been engineered by the seat of my pants because of what I have laying around but they have been sound improvements but you guys can do so much better. Thanks for asking, I’ll fly out there to help you (on your tab) if you need me, just ask. Jude
ps, integrating a dust port into the router mount, I’ve found just the vacuum nozzel at the same height as the collet nut catches 95% of the sawdust I’ve generated with no brush bumping and blocking and obstructing my view.