A long time ago… I raised my Shapeoko XY, and Z (rails) about 1.5625" (lol) inches. This was AWESOME because I run a lot of larger parts AND this ALSO meant that the Z would clear my 4th-Axis’ 4.0" (100mm) 4-Jaw, BUT this also meant that I could no longer reach my aluminum table.
ER-16 collet on 8mm shank from Mafell by way of Timberwolf Tools: https://www.timberwolftools.com/er16-collet-chuck-adaptor (they were not kidding about 1 April price increases…) EDIT: Note that this is not available at the moment — should come back in stock when the PV unit is added to replace the manual one I bought
Note that this would limit speed to less than 16,000 RPM
That Z axis mod is very fascinating. Could you elaborate more on what you did to extend the height and how successful it was?
I run into this problem all the time on my Nomad, and I have a slew of projects that would be possible on my Shapeoko if I had the necessary verticle clearance to be able to mount a rotary table and tailstock.
Let me be clear(er) the Z mod here so just so I can now reach my table, since I raised it (the Shapeoko Rails) using these lift plates: (I talked about them on the forum somewhere…I think I even posted the files)