06-28-2011, 02:22 PM
bobmagnuson Join Date: Jun 2011
"My line of thinking is...
Using the standard design, the bed is recessed between the rails, you can only load the machine from the ends. I'm planning on a 5x10 machine, and having to reach over those rails and down into the center of the table seems like a long reach even to me and I'm 6'4".
If you look at machines like Camaster, ShopSabre or even that little K2 CNC machine in the ad at the top of the forum, while the mechanics of those machines are different than the typical DIY machine, they offer user the ability to load/unload the machine from any side. Either with a vacuum lift or by hand.
If I could figure out a way to utilize the CNC RP components and CRS into a similar design where the 'moving parts' are located under the table, it would be even better in my opinion, at least for what I would use the machine for."
i saw on another post you are attempting to build your own table, camaster tables are laid out, welded and precision ground for an exacting flatness, to do this in a welding shop is gonna teke one smart cookiee
use 6x12 for legs and 6x 8 for the long and crosses, get it flat and square as far as table size make it larger than 5x10 as that is the cutting size machine will be 13 feet long with atc