Man I wish my parts would get here already. I have too much time to think (over think) my original design. My main concern with the original design is whether the nema 17 (72 oz in) will be able to support a heavy 2.2lb table. I can go to a nema 23 if it does not work but I thought of an alternate design the other day. Instead of the rods moving with the table I would use a more traditional style bed where the rods are fixed and the bed moves on bearings. I can use 2″ aluminum channel to support the rods and I just need to cut some slots on the top to support them.
If anyone has any experience with running a heavy Y slide or nema 23’s let me know. I’d really appreciate some input.