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    I'm going to build 4'x 10' cnc router. I want to make the table height adjustable. The table needs to be 6' long most of the time so the end has to fold down. And I would like to have a 12" X 48" vise on one end. I'm new to this so go easy on me.
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    Are you asking any questions?

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    I'm going to cut the table out of aluminum to make the adjustable table 4' X 5' so I can get the size to start cutting my stainless tubing. I will have to make a jig to drill screw spline in aluminum then will weld joint after bolting. At this time I' m not into it far enough to ask questions but I'm sure it won't be long.
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    Did you win the lottery or do you have another reason to use stainless steel for the machine structure? I hope you realize that working with stainless is very difficult compared to regular structural steel.



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    Could you share a drawing showing how the end of the table is somehow going to be able to fold out of the way and extend when needed? I'm having a hard time picturing this, given that none of the machines I've ever seen could do it.

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    I'm using stainless from the salvage equipment at the company I worked at. We only used stainless so I have been saving materials for about three years before I retired. When they scraped equipment I salvage as much as I could get my hands on. I was able to cut and build the 8020 aluminum table now I need to start the adjustable legs. I have a 10' stainless threaded shaft from one of are freezers that was damaged but will work fine for adjustable legs. At this time I don't have any drawings but I will try and post some pictures if I can figure out how to do it.
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    I found 12v gear motor and power supply on eBay to drive my legs up and down. I also picked up 24" absolute scale so I can monitor height when running up and down. I have used v bearings and rails from our robot rebuilds that I will use for vertical guides. I want to make wheels to roll around in shop and screw down legs when it's parked. I will be doing a lot of lathe work today on leg screws and screw down stops hope to have a picture or two tonight.
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    I'm about done with vise and most of welding on table. I will try and post some more pictures. I don't know why they are upside down.
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    Default Re: Building stainless steel router

    Are you driving the screws with roller chain?

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    Default Re: Building stainless steel router

    Yes the vise screws I'm using #25 and table #35 roller chain.
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    Default Re: Building stainless steel router

    You've got to get the pictures rotated. Looks cool, but very hard to look at.

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