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Getting close to the finish

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:20 pm
by acourtjester
I am getting close to the finish of table #7, this is a scratch built DIY table. It is a 4X8 table base with both router and plasma torch mounts.
I have powered it up and did the steps calibrations home and limit switches are installed and wired. Attached are a few images.
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:29 am
by little blue choo
Looking Good

Rick

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:37 am
by Nacs Fab
Nice work as always. EDIT: sorry I see the carriages in the first pic. Again nice work!

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:59 pm
by acourtjester
First router cuts with my new table, Plasma will be next. :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_i9ZzEp6PU

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 am
by ovrrdrive
Always makes me think of terminator when I see a machine making parts for itself... lol

Looking good.

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:35 am
by Largemouthlou
Very nice!!

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:44 pm
by acourtjester
Testing dust shoe when routing wood and aluminum, video shows it in action (turn down the sound). Removed 100% of the wood and 99% of aluminum.
I used 2 different bits, "V" on wood and 1/8" ball nose on aluminum. Not pleased with the ball nose :( I think the aluminum was sticking to it, will try a engraving bit soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqg5sLQ4Y2w
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:23 pm
by tcaudle
Use flat end milling tool two flute up cut spiral for routing aluminum . Mist or flood coolant Ball end does not clear chip. V bit works on AL for simple signage.

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:04 pm
by acourtjester
thanks I will check into other bits

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:25 pm
by little blue choo
Looking Awesome Tom!

Rick

Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:47 pm
by acourtjester
Little more progress, attached a Drag Knife to the Z axis plate and cut some decals for the controller.
Also completed the Floating Head assembly. :D
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:32 pm
by acourtjester
Making some test cuts today with the router, I want to try custom Dovetails so I drew the 2 parts. Very happy with the first cuts I used a scrape to route them out and did a test fit. The orientation was not the way they would be for making joint but showed they will fit. :D
They ended up very tight need to adjust the finish allowance for a better fit. :lol:
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