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Slab Flattening Sled

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Stringhunter, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Stringhunter

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    hello I would like to build a slab flattening sled similar to the one in the photo but would
    Like to build it from extruded aluminum C track.

    I will move it manually but I would like to have two long side rails and a gantry rail. I would mount a router on the gantry so basically just like a CNC machine but I would like feet That will screw down to a work surface and a way to manually set the Z height and keep it locked.

    My issue is I have never worked with any of this material and I do not know the components I need. I have been trying to figure it out and have a sense that I need rails and a way to attach the gantry so that it will move. A gantry plate and a way to attach my router to it as well as some kind of feet to attach it to a work table. I would so appreciate any help in building a
    Parts list for the Open Build parts store.

    Thanks so much!
     

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    By the way I built the sled in the photo last weekend and it works but the results are not perfect because of the lack of rigidity in the long aluminum tubing.
     
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