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Thread: split cnc table

  1. #1
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    Default split cnc table

    has anyone tried to cut your cnc table that will allow you to attach boards so you can cut the material edges. thanks for your help

    like in this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UAAN5vNGys

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    There is several inches of overtravel beyond an existing 8' table and lots of botters use that overtravel space at the end of their table for a dovetail jig and/or end clamp for machining ends.
    A quick search on the forum will find plenty of examples. No need for major surgery for that.

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    I split the table on my shopbot. I have a desktop machine, 24 x 32 inch table. I did it primarily to increase the Z capability. I could also use the additional clearance to add a rotary axis. I haven't done that yet.
    I think the attachments will show how I did this. I'd be happy to answer any questions.
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    I have my rotary axis below the table level. I could have used that space (and still can) for edge machining but so far, haven't had the need.

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    ShopBot Details:
    PRS Alpha 96x60x12
    4hp Spindle
    12" indexer
    Aspire
    Rhino

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