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I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:02 pm
by SaulOhio
I did a bit of an upgrade so I can drill and tap straight holes in the masts I build.

First I had to build an elevated, super-flat table for the entire machine.
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Then I cut a hole in the waste board.Screwed some clamps into
place to hole the top of the mast.
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Then underneath I added another board with a similar hole and clamps.
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Now I can use my CNC machine to drill holes. The router bit I use isn't quite long enough, but its good enough for pilot holes I finish by hand.

And I can use a laser to align everything just right with the
clamps.
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Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:14 pm
by Laughingman
looks like your max depth was a bit off when cutting those stop sign shapes....

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:40 pm
by SaulOhio
Laughingman wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:14 pm
looks like your max depth was a bit off when cutting those stop sign shapes....
Ummm. WHAT? What stop sign shapes?

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52 pm
by Laughingman
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SaulOhio wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Laughingman wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:14 pm
looks like your max depth was a bit off when cutting those stop sign shapes....
Ummm. WHAT? What stop sign shapes?

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:32 pm
by SaulOhio
Laughingman wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52 pm
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SaulOhio wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Laughingman wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:14 pm
looks like your max depth was a bit off when cutting those stop sign shapes....
Ummm. WHAT? What stop sign shapes?
Oh. That. Yeah. Happened when I was still a beginner.

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:13 pm
by Laughingman
SaulOhio wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Laughingman wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52 pm
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SaulOhio wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:40 pm

Ummm. WHAT? What stop sign shapes?
Oh. That. Yeah. Happened when I was still a beginner.
lol yep we have all been there!

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
by plummet
Nice.

I'm going to waterjet my next board and mold out... oh yeah. Why. Because I can!

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:44 pm
by SaulOhio
plummet wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Nice.

I'm going to waterjet my next board and mold out... oh yeah. Why. Because I can!
Best reason to do anything.