CNC plasma cutter build

DavidR8

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@rabler So far I have 3/4 of the cutting part... I still need to figure out the actual table part :)
I have a welding table with a 3/8" thick top.
My napkin-grade idea is to add a couple of square tubes under the top of the table, like hitch receivers.
Then I'll make a frame that will hold a tray and slats. The frame will have arms that slide into the receivers.
Thinking I will add a drain to the table.
Hoping this will let me pull the table off, and store it away. Recognizing that it will be a messy process.
 

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Guess I've never taken a picture of it finished lol
Cutting the racks with the shaper
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The rollers use skateboard bearings
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Have a belt drive between the stepper and the pinion
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The carriage with height control
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Assembled before the electronic arrived
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It did get painted finally.
A video of it cutting out a belt guard
And a valentine, boy did that get points.

Greg
 

DavidR8

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Wow, that's impressive Greg,
Did you machine the rails too?
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Guess I've never taken a picture of it finished lol
Cutting the racks with the shaper
View attachment 361897

The rollers use skateboard bearings
View attachment 361898

Have a belt drive between the stepper and the pinion
View attachment 361899

The carriage with height control
View attachment 361900

Assembled before the electronic arrived
View attachment 361901

It did get painted finally.
A video of it cutting out a belt guard
And a valentine, boy did that get points.

Greg
What are you, some sort of genius?
Who makes their own CNC plasma table?
I've always enjoyed Kieth Fenner's plasma cam. Very versatile!!
Well done sir. I better start paying more attention.
 

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Thank you sir! I cannot claim much credit as I'm working from a plan.
Most of the credit goes to the good folks who I've learned from!
I have learned a ton of things along the way which I think is the most important outcome. Unless you ask my partner who is anxiously waiting on her yard art :D

You sell yourself short. You are not following the plan to the letter and regardless, it requires a degree of skill to fab, build and assembly a working machine.

Not something that is that easy to do right.
 

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Quite a few of us are following along intently.
I don't think I'll ever own a large plasma table but this "portable" option has considerable attraction.
David is blazing that trail for me and I appreciate it.
All credit to the guy doing the work.
 
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