So last Tuesday I Ordered “the kit” to build the cnc router machine. My bundle included the printed parts, the electronics and everything short of the dual end stops. I was lucky to find some 1” DOM locally albeit .125 thickness, at $118 it was still the best in terms of cost. I cut all the pipes according to the ‘calculator’ and got it all ready for assembly. Now just waiting on my buddy who is printing out the jig that will allow me to drill the holes in the z axis’. While that arrives in the mail this week, i began making the bench top. I decided on a mobile bench 43x32, just a bit larger than what was called for. Basing the design on a torsion box, using 1/2 ply for the grid to keep the weight down and 1/2” MDF for the top and bottom. I’ve never made a machine like this before, so as y’all follow along, please feel free to correct my obvious mistakes… much appreciated.
1/2” plywood x 2.5” tall. I know this will be fun to nail up give the size of the nail gun…LOL. But the PL adhesive will help make for strong bonds so nailing not so much an issue.