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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Don't forget that metal spring are rated in lbs/inch so if you have a 25lb/inch spring and stretch it 4 inches you now have 100lbs of pull!!!
    Try to find some gas springs. IIRC they have a more linear force than a steel spring.


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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by TOTALLYRC View Post
    Don't forget that metal spring are rated in lbs/inch so if you have a 25lb/inch spring and stretch it 4 inches you now have 100lbs of pull!!!
    Try to find some gas springs. IIRC they have a more linear force than a steel spring.


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    Thanks Mike!
    I did NOT know that, and it does explain a lot of the problems I'm having with springs!
    I'm going to look into the gas & pneumatic cylinders now!
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    Lightbulb Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Everything you wanted to know about springs but were afraid to ask!!!!

    Extension Springs - Design Theory

    Gas spring info.

    Gas Springs Information | Engineering360

    HTH
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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by TOTALLYRC View Post
    Everything you wanted to know about springs but were afraid to ask!!!!

    Extension Springs - Design Theory

    Gas spring info.

    Gas Springs Information | Engineering360

    HTH
    Mike
    Thanks again Mike!
    Using the Spring info, I was able to calculate the best springs for the 10" of travel for the weight of my Z-Axis assembly!

    Today I ran off a plaque to test the repeat ability & dependability of the Z-Axis! Everything is working nicely
    I made a nice plaque out of a large blanket
    Widgit

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    WOW,
    I was actually helpful! I had better write this down. LOL


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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Widget;
    Do you have any information on using air cylinders for counter balance? I'm rebuilding an old RF45 and want to install air counter instead of shocks or springs. Any information will be appreciated.
    How is the limb coming along and did you get the new HD?
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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by bill south View Post
    Widget;
    Do you have any information on using air cylinders for counter balance? I'm rebuilding an old RF45 and want to install air counter instead of shocks or springs. Any information will be appreciated.
    How is the limb coming along and did you get the new HD?
    Bill

    Hi Bill!
    Because the application has so many variables, you need to make a list of basic requirements!
    Such as: Max Diameter & Length of Cylinder, Stroke Length, Weight of slide mechanism, PSI available.......
    Then go to McMaster-Carr, as their product details are phenomenal, and you can find the exact cylinder to fit !
    You will also need a little push-pull regulator with gauges, so you can set the exact pressure to achieve equilibrium (enough to lift it 50% of travel), then lock the regulator!
    1/8" PVC tubing and Push-Connectors with #10-32 threads are best! Don't forget to put a muffler / filter on the exhaust port of the cylinder, this will keep debris out of the bore!

    Hope this helps !
    Widgit



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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by widgitmaster View Post
    Thanks again Mike!
    Using the Spring info, I was able to calculate the best springs for the 10" of travel for the weight of my Z-Axis assembly!

    Today I ran off a plaque to test the repeat ability & dependability of the Z-Axis! Everything is working nicely
    I made a nice plaque out of a large blanket
    Widgit
    I think you got the Z sorted out... great job!



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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Thanks Louie!

    My friend stayed up all night painting this, and it looks awesome !
    Can't wait to see it after the Clear Coating

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    I love it and know a Vet or two that would like one!

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Thanks Bubba!
    I have added the source code for the plaque!

    Here's another one for the Motorheads!

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    It's amazing what a little Varnish will do!

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