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mortkork
12-04-2009, 08:39 PM
This question is going to show just how much of a newbie I am. I am very new to CNC. My machine has just come on-line, and I want to do some 2 dimensional cut outs. How do I cut completely through and keep from tearing up my table? If it's inevitable, what recommendations are there to minimize cutting into the table? I don't have vaccuum hold-down, just an MDF board.

Switcher
12-04-2009, 09:07 PM
You could add another thin layer of MDF on top of the MDF you already have.

Then change out the thinner MDF as needed.

Only drawback, you'll lose some Z-axis travel...

mortkork
12-04-2009, 09:22 PM
Thanks. If I did add a vacuum table, is it correct to assume I would have to sacrafice the effect of the table in favor or cutting entirely through the piece. Is there a work around?

Switcher
12-04-2009, 09:43 PM
This might help with some ideas?

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http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/messages/27/5738.html?1168254697