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Plate Maker V-slot Table

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Kyo, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Kyo

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    Kyo published a new build:

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  2. Flash22

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    I have run a v-slot bed for a year on my c-beam, while it worked well the lack of clamping depth started to be a problem, I have moved over to a cast aluminium t-slot bed (10mm)

    My double wide CBeam
     
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  3. Kyo

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    That is a really cool Cast Plate! Source? I am mostly trying to use what I have on hand for this rebuild. I am currently getting 38mm of Z-axis clearance before my mdf spoiler board is added. I could net another 20mm with some slight rearranging but I rarely need the extra. I do have well over 100mm of Z-axis travel as it sits.

    Mounted up my home switches the other day. Simple 1/4" aluminum mounts for each N/C roller switch. A mini V-wheel mounted on the side of the OB router mount makes for a excellent trigger point for the Z-axis switch.

    Limit_1.jpg

    X-Axis, triggers on the Z c-beam.

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    Y-axis, triggers on the smaller bed plate.

    Limit_3.jpg
     
  4. Anthony Bolgar

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    Great video Kyo.
     
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  5. Flash22

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    I'm Based in the uk and the plate was purchased from a uk company that turns out to be based in Germany, It come via UPS very well packed, they are also a seller on ebay most of there listings are in german tho

    https://vacuumtables.co.uk/

    I have just moved my axis height up by 80mm but I also lowered the table height by 15-20mm, the only limiting factor is the spindle clearance to the work piece, I did start to look at collet extensions, but the loadings when cutting may take its toll on the lower spindle bearing - this will give another 30-35mm clearance @ 8mm diameter

    eg.

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    Edit. I mite just have to borrow that v-wheel idea as I have some spare - I was just going to turn up a few aluminium caps on the lathe
     
    #5 Flash22, Nov 12, 2017
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