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Project Wasted Space No Longer

Discussion in 'CNC Projects' started by Giarc, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Giarc

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    I had some old metal shelving brackets and a need for a place to store air tools and other small items. I also have an air compressor that takes up a lot of space. So, I made a shelving unit that will fit above and around the air compressor. These CNC machines sure come in handy. :thumbsup:

    I measured the various dimensions needed and sort of guessed at the diameter of the tank. I got pretty close. Then I did a quick model in Fusion 360, eported the .dxf and opened it in Estlcam.
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    Then, I disassembled my old table saw cross cut sled that has not been used in years, so I could salvage the plywood for the shelving. After entering the dimensions into Estlcam, I let the magic happen.

    Quick video to show the process:
     
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  2. GrayUK

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    Cool. :thumbsup: You probably wouldn't have bothered if you didn't have a CNC to do it. :D
     
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  3. Giarc

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    True.
    Also, if I didn't have a CNC, I would have room in my garage and I would not need shelves everywhere I can fit them.;)
     
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  4. GrayUK

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    I know what you mean about space. It is surprising just how big a 1mtr x 1mtr really is. :jawdrop::D
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    Very cool machine design!
     
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  6. Giarc

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    Yes it is. I love the black extrusions.
     
    #6 Giarc, Oct 19, 2018
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