I’m building the LR with a few projects in mind, and prior to starting those I’m rearranging my workshop. Here are my questions:
One project will require a full 4’ x 8’ capacity, but most of my other projects would be less than 4’ x 4’. Everything will be through-cutting plywood. To do pieces that are near 8’ length is it possible (and worth the effort) to cut half the design, move the board, and then cut the second half? Or am I better off just making the full size table?
For my other tools I want to build an outfeed/assembly table. I could dual-purpose it for the LR, or I could build a separate torsion box for the LR that sits on top of the assembly table or saw horses and stores against the wall when not it use.
If I go the dual-purpose approach I would want to remove the LR when not in use. How much trouble is it to remove and reattach the Y belts when setting up the LR? I’m planning on using unistrut on the sides.
If I go the separate top approach I imagine I’d need to make something to hold the gantry onto the table when storing the top on it’s side?
Last question is why there’s a 4" max table depth recommended. Do the ends of the gantry underhang the table sides? If you’re using unistrut for the sides does the depth matter anymore then?
Ok, I lied. Actual last question. With everything being through-cuts, is there any point to surfacing the spoilboard?