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Getting close to the finish

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Getting close to the finish

Postby acourtjester » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:20 pm

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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DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
CandCNC DTHC-IV & Feather Touch
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby little blue choo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:29 am

Looking Good

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Arclight 9600 4x8 table
Hypertherm PM65
Acc. Plate Marker, 4 inch Pipe Cutter, Wood Router package
Quincy Q54 compressor 2 stage, 5hp, 60 gal
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby Nacs Fab » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:37 am

Nice work as always. EDIT: sorry I see the carriages in the first pic. Again nice work!
Shop Droids Plasmabot 3.0 DIY 4x8 with water table
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby acourtjester » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:59 pm

First router cuts with my new table, Plasma will be next. :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_i9ZzEp6PU
DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
CandCNC DTHC-IV & Feather Touch
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
Everlast PM 256 tig

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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby ovrrdrive » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:21 am

Always makes me think of terminator when I see a machine making parts for itself... lol

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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby Largemouthlou » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:35 am

Very nice!!
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby acourtjester » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:44 pm

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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Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby tcaudle » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:23 pm

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.

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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby acourtjester » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:04 pm

thanks I will check into other bits
DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
CandCNC DTHC-IV & Feather Touch
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
Everlast PM 256 tig

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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby little blue choo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Looking Awesome Tom!

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Arclight 9600 4x8 table
Hypertherm PM65
Acc. Plate Marker, 4 inch Pipe Cutter, Wood Router package
Quincy Q54 compressor 2 stage, 5hp, 60 gal
Refrigerated air dryer & 4 stage filtration system
Software Mach 3, Sheetcam, Solid Edge 2D, Inkscape

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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby acourtjester » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:47 pm

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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DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
CandCNC DTHC-IV & Feather Touch
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
Everlast PM 256 tig

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Re: Getting close to the finish

Postby acourtjester » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:32 pm

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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DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
CandCNC DTHC-IV & Feather Touch
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
Everlast PM 256 tig


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