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  1. OpenBuilds

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    OpenBuilds published a new build:

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  2. Jason Elford

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    Any idea where one can get mdf at this size? I can only find 4’x8’.
     
  3. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Use two smaller pieces, and use the L-brackets on the beam through the middle, to hold them together (feel free to add extra joints using biscuits, overlapping thinner sheets, etc)

    See, for example, you can make out the joint where the two sheets meet in this photo: (Circled in red)

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  4. Jason Elford

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    As usual, a prompt and helpful reply. Thanks!

     
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  5. Rey Mendez

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    I purchased and assembled a large table to fit a 1515 Lead machine. I like the table a lot, however it has one major shortcoming, at least for me. The caster plates are weak on this large table. I've already sent a support email regarding this issue, and I'm definitely NOT knocking the design. My shop floor isn't exactly what anyone could or would call smooth. It rough concrete, and since I have to roll my machine into and out of a work area, the caster plates have taken a beating. Has anyone else had this issue and what has been done to resolve it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  6. kurtblah

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    I can't find any info on how much weight these tables are designed to hold. I'd really like to know before I build (a 5x10 and a 5x5).
     
  7. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    What are you intending on placing on it, happy to let you know if we think it will be too much
     
  8. kurtblah

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    I really just need a couple of sturdy tables, I'll be using them for a lot of things rather than a single purpose. Maybe 200-300 pounds? Mobility is important. What would you think is the max weight for the 5x5 and 5x10 models, ballpark?
     
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    It should be good to around 200-300 lbs yes
     

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