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Old 03-26-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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So I've started on and been busy building my CNC Table...

The wooden base table and wooden gantry transitions are 'mock-ups' that will later be replaced with parts made from aluminum (gantry transitions), and welded steel (base table structure)... It will have slide in material bases that are also of welded steel, one to hold the MDF sacrifice board for routing, and another to hold the steel slats for Plasma.. will probably build an additional slide in bed that will be a vacuum hold down for routing smaller stuff...

A water tray will be built underneath for catching hot slag during plasma cutting, with a storage shelf under that...

Once the mock up is done and the top end operating, I will use it in it's current location to mill the aluminum for the gantry transitions while the steel table is being built out in the shop, where it will find a permanent home until I can build a dedicated building for it... (probably along side a dedicated brew shed..)

It's a lot of work, but I'm really excited and can't wait to see it come alive.... (It's not cheap either)







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WOW, that's all I can say to this post. Good luck and I will be watching this one for sure.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:00 AM   #3
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Awesome build, and being a Parker employee real happy to see the selection of Parker products in this build.

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Old 03-28-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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dang your bedrooms gonna get pretty smokey when you fire up the plasma cutter

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dang your bedrooms gonna get pretty smokey when you fire up the plasma cutter
It's the party room, and it won't be seeing any plasma duty in here ... The shop is a real mess.. It has been used for storage for about 8 years.. And now I gotta clean it out... waiting for the 'real' spring to appear so I can continue on that mission...

I was once renting a house in redondo beach many many years ago, and I rebuilt a chevy 350 in the kitchen.. so I guess your comment isn't totally out of character........ LOL
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SWEET! Someday I will own one of these, too. Someday...

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Picked up the rest of my bolts order today, so I can start using the proper ones in the proper places (replacing all the ones that are the wrong length).. The 4" CRS arrived also, so I can get to finishing the Z carriage .. All I need is the info from the motor supplier about dimensions, or the motor itself.. which ever arrives first...

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I said that for at least ten years!
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Beautiful!

I always craved a CNC plasma cutter/milling machine. Your thread prompted me to do a search about it.
Are these the instructions you're following?

http://buildyourcnc.com/default.aspx

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