I'm finalizing certain parts of the mill design so I can draw up a cutting schedule for the rod ways. I am constrained by the size of certain parts and available materials. I have a choice however on how I build the X axis. The easy way gives me ten inches of X travel. The hard way which is also a bit less elegant gives me 11.5" of X travel. How much do you think an extra 1.5" of travel is worth?