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Thanks for the kind words. I have a nearly finished even larger 625mm (outside height) but don't have details on the specifics of working out the height. I'll see if I can add that to the instructions. You can sort of reverse engineer them from this slide,
then the outside vertical height boils down to
outside height = B + E + C + Zu + 75 + E
outside height = B + 2E + C + Zu + 75 mm
E = extrusion vertical height (e.g., 20mm for 20x20 extrusion),
B = height of bottom corner brace (e.g., 35 mm),
C = chamber plate height (e.g., 4 mm), and
Zu = length of the Z axis leadscrews above the chamber plate (e.g., 470 mm).
That 75 mm is a combination of things, some relating to component choices:
Note you can go higher and be okay: if the extruder nozzle is too high above the build plate, then you just lower the flanged shaft support blocks thus lowering the Y axis linear rods and thus lowering the X axis linear rods and the extruder carriage.