CNC Plasma Table Update

A lot has happened in the last month, as I’ve placed renewed interest in building a cnc plasma table for Hedron and Manifestation. A project I spent last summer and fall thinking quite a lot about, with many starts and stops throughout the whole process as I slowly came up with the design for the table  and gathered the majority of components for its fabrication. The table will have a working area that is 8′ by 4′ During January the frame was built, linear rails and rack attached.

At the end of January I built the gantry for the table, during this stage I had to add more to my initial design to increase rigidity.

With the Gantry built I next began work on the motor mounts for the y-axis.

 I am currently working on the x axis carriage. I had initially turned wheels from nylon blocks on the lathe. However since I did not have a clear idea of how I was going to build the carriage, I have come to determine that the wheels are too big and are a hindrance in crafting a good design.

Having scraped the initial design for the x axis carriage, I have a pretty good idea on how I will design that will work for this table. Today I will finish the design and begin work cutting out the steel plates and making new wheels.

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