new to 3D printers and to this community :)
Would a 1/4" brass rod with bronze bunting bearings for sliders and SAE 30 oil suffice for X and Y axes with moving extruder instead of print surface?
I'm gathering cheap/scavenged materials for a first time build, as a learning experience, and it doesn't need to work very long.
I just have no idea yet how heavy the extruders are, generally. I'm thinking of threading the rod so I can pull it tight for straightness under load.