This phase of the build is the fabrication. This section consists of more pictures and videos since the bulk of the build is its construction. Now that I have the general design figured out, I have moved on to making the frame for the X & Y axis. I began with 3/4" angle iron, ground the edges at an angle where the weld will go, and clamped everything down square to the table.
After the frame is squared up I tack weld it in case anything moves on me. I take my time here, measuring and remeasuring. If this is rushed, the whole foundation of the 3D printer will be warped and everything else will be an attempt to fix this. Once I am happy with where everything is, I finish welding it up. I weld small areas at a time, moving around the entire frame as to not overheat and warp the frame. At this point, I mark all my holes and drill them out for the Y axis.