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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    Looks nice. Yup I have a shop full of tools. welders and even a little metal lathe but sold my plasma cutter. I never used it, and you would be surprised at how fast a 24x24 shop can fill up.
    I hear you sometimes you have to thin out your equipment, fortunately I’ve been adding to mine. I personally can’t see not having a plasma cutter ever since I got my Thermal Dynamics, a cnc plasma table is on the list of new equipment along with a VMC in the hopefully not so distant future. Like I said I’m sure you’ll figure out boring out the holes. You could also just tap some holes in the router and the base and put some brackets on the router so you don’t have to mess up the paint. I’m pretty OCD when it comes to how my equipment looks. Just another idea so you don’t have to grind off the paint if you can’t bore out the holes.

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    I am also having second thoughts about welding on the machine, I sure don't want to screw up any electronics. My other thought was taking a hole saw and drilling in the square tube directly above the hole and using an tapered punch to line up the holes. But right now the machine is working and I have smaller bolts in those holes just to index so the machine can not slide off the stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    I am also having second thoughts about welding on the machine, I sure don't want to screw up any electronics. My other thought was taking a hole saw and drilling in the square tube directly above the hole and using an tapered punch to line up the holes. But right now the machine is working and I have smaller bolts in those holes just to index so the machine can not slide off the stand.
    Do you have a engine hoist or something similar? If you do you could get one corner off the base at a time so you can drill them out from the underside with a unibit. I’ve stepped up 1/4” steel with a unibit before they are fantastic. Another option is using a thread insert so the base will except a smaller bolt. I used 3/8” stainless bolts on my table with oversized stainless washers keep in mind I built my stand so I was able to use whatever I wanted to. There’s a ton of different ways to accomplish what you’re trying to do, you just have to pick one based on your skill level. Good luck and you’ll get it done.

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    I found some self tapping machine screws pretty close to that size, ground down the tip small enough to fit in the hole and a pry bar and wrench and they are installed. Now moving on to a test job tomorrow I have been wanted to do for a week. Things get in the way!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    I found some self tapping machine screws pretty close to that size, ground down the tip small enough to fit in the hole and a pry bar and wrench and they are installed. Now moving on to a test job tomorrow I have been wanted to do for a week. Things get in the way!!
    Nice!! I’m still waiting on some parts and working on my controller. I can’t get over how much work putting together a kit cnc is lol.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntl View Post
    I can’t get over how much work putting together a kit cnc is lol.
    Don't worry, you will forget over time. I thought I would have mine wrapped up in a month. That was four months ago.
    I had forgotten just how much work it is.

    Keep knocking items off the list and have some fun now and again. You will be up and running in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLJack View Post
    Don't worry, you will forget over time. I thought I would have mine wrapped up in a month. That was four months ago.
    I had forgotten just how much work it is.

    Keep knocking items off the list and have some fun now and again. You will be up and running in no time.

    Jack.
    Got my steppers moving today and I’m getting close to finishing up my controller. Stiil waiting on some parts but I’m hopeful everything will be here next week. I need to get this thing in service.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntl View Post
    Got my steppers moving today and I’m getting close to finishing up my controller. Stiil waiting on some parts but I’m hopeful everything will be here next week. I need to get this thing in service.
    I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything, I’ve got a build thread over on Centroids forum but I’m getting close to finishing up the the router, I still need to get the rest of my parts from Nate hopefully they show up since by the weekend I will be ready for testing.

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    Default Re: New 2x4 Saturn build

    Anyone know how to post a YouTube video?



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    Default Re: New 2x4 Saturn build

    Here?
    Just copy and paste the link into the reply. It's done automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntl View Post
    Anyone know how to post a YouTube video?
    Click on 'Go Advanced' and then click on the film strip (red circle). That will open a dialogue box where you'll post your link.

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    Default Re: New 2x4 Saturn build

    You don't need to do that. Just paste the link into the reply.

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