Archive for January, 2011

CNC Plasma | Gantry Almost complete

by on Saturday, January 29th, 2011

I have completed quite a bit this last couple of weeks. I made the leveling feet for the lags and came to the conclusion that it was going to be to high once they were on, so I had to cut the legs 4” shorter. This brings the overall height don to a more reasonable level, about 39 inches to the top of the table.

The feet are pretty simple to build and can be done with a chop saw and a drill press.

I used a piece of Dom tube that I had laying around. Cut some 1 5/8” long pieces and welded on a 3/4 – 10 heavy hex nut. I then welded a 3/4 –10 bolt threw a hole in a 1/4” thick piece of steel cut to match tube dimensions. To make sure the plate was welded with bolt sticking out straight I ran the nut onto the bolt with the plate in place. Then I held the bolt on end pushing down on the plate so that it was at the base of the threads. I was pleased with the way this worked.

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CNC Plasma | 4th Axis

by on Saturday, January 8th, 2011

This gives me some new ideas:

coping Tube With a CNC Plasma cutter
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