Happy New Year everyone! Clearly my productivity today illustrates that I did not overindulge in fluids on New Years’ Eve.
The “Frickin’ Laser” now has a permanent home in the shop, and creates a perfect hidey hole for my table saw which will no longer be another place to put stuff - thereby rendering the saw unused unless I’m motivated enough to clear everything off of it. Win-win!
The table surface is way oversized in width only because I had that span already between two hard mounted benches in the shop already. I had a similar hidey hole for the table saw at my last place so this was a no brainer for this project.
It’s “dead space” in the shop anyway - there is a radiant tube heater right above all of this that requires a 3’ min clearance to any combustibles so the foil-insulation shrouded laser MPCNC will be a perfect fit. And it just happens that this wall is the exterior wall of the garage which is away from all living spaces outside so I can poop the ventilation duct right out the wall.
This build is going to require me to tear apart the other machine to swap y rails but I have some ice work to do over the next 14 days so I have to be careful what I pull apart for the next couple of weeks. I do know I can run the new longer y rails in the current setup - I’ll just leave the excess poking out past the mounts. The dual endstops for the drop table MPCNC will wait until ice carving season is settled down a bit.