Wooden enclosed CNC router project hobby build, fun, fun, fun #2: Working on table and rails

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Blog entry by Jeff posted 11-11-2014 10:14 PM 3492 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After squaring the frame up I locked the table box into place with an additional 8 inch band of 3/4 inch plywood on top of the birch plywood, gluing and screwing it way more than necessary. You will find that everything on this build will be overkill but movement is not an option. :0

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Choose to 45 the plywood for the rails and epoxy the aluminum channel instead of just laying it horizontal with one edge up and one down. felt there was more surface area.

Once the epoxy set the excess aluminum was planed off with a thickness planer.

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Created a channel in the bottom of the box for dust collection. will drill a 4 inch hole in the bottom and mount and flanged gate valve.

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Rough framing on the table almost done, just the top to complete with dust collection holes all the way around.

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Top of the table getting the holes cut. sure would be nice to have a cnc router to do this. :-)

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Finished the duct holes, glued and screwed down plus added 1×2’s the the main supports to flush em up with the oak plywood banding and leaving a channel to run wires for stepper motors limit swithes and lights in the top.

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Thank you for stopping by!!

Cheers – Jeff

-- To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

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#1 posted 11-12-2014 07:15 AM

Jeff rigid is never an overkill. I have seen a lot of expensive machines with fabration. BTW You are building very fast.


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