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C-beam machine build video suggestion

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Dave Parson, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Dave Parson

    Dave Parson Well-Known

    Aug 30, 2016
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    It would be great if some annotations could be added to the C-beam build video about having to cut the aluminum extrusions for the frame to length. Yesterday when I started my build I ran into issues with the short ~250mm ones being slightly different lengths, so this morning I fixed these with a table saw. Unfortunately tonight I ran into another issue where the 500mm ones are actually 510mm and discovered this would not work when trying to mount the X/Z gantry after completing the build of the frame. So I had to take everything apart in order to do more cuts tomorrow. So a little annotation about ensuring all the short aluminum extrusions are the same length and at least 2 of the long extrusions are the same length as the X-axis C-beam extrusion would have been a big help to a newbie like myself.
    Mark Carew and Rick 2.0 like this.
  2. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Resident Builder Project Maker Builder

    Jun 28, 2013
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    Great tip @Dave Parson thank you we will look into adding annotations for the cuts to the video.
    EDIT added, thanks

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