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Old 09-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres my build

OK guys. I got my 2x2 in late last week. Finally getting it assembled. Here are some pictures of my setup. I went to Mcmastercarr.com and ordered a machine table. Its 34x48". Has a weight capacity of 3000lbs, (1500 per shelf). For $268. It had a crappy spray paint job so we took it to my brothers work. He works for a large powder coating company. Had it blasted and powdered the same color and texture almost as the 2x2 rails.

I am going to have the 2x2 2" above the top of the table. Thats why there are spacers underneath it inside the news papers. The bolts in the 4 corners are going to be all thread rods. I will be able to adjust the height and angle of the 2x2 to the table with nuts on the rods. They will bolt to the table like studs. Then nuts for the 2x2 height. Thats my next step.

I am going to use a replaceable water slat pan. I have it all drawn out in AutoCAD. Im going to make it have a 2.5" outside border with 2" slats. So they will be 1/2" below the outside edge to prevent some water from escaping. It will also have a plate on the bottom so it will be a seperate piece from the table. It will just set it on the table inside the 2x2. I have to order the metal and cut/weld the water slat pan early this coming week. Then if I get the router attachment I can put a piece of 1/2 or 3/4" plywood on top of the slats and mount the metal to that for the router to cut out.

I know I can turn the torch bracket the other way and get more throw from the z axis but I dont think I need it so I left it this way. Plus it keeps the cord out of my way from the torch.

For the computer I am using my Samsung Netbook. Runs the software perfectly. Just the right size. Even has a splash proof keyboard.

And for the plasma I have a Powermax 45. Its not on the table yet.
Casters are on their way. For now it sits on a blanket.

Any comments/ideas?








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Old 09-18-2010, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pics dont work?
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They worked a second ago. Let me look.

Edit: Ok fixed them.

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Old 09-18-2010, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You asked for suggestions, okay here I go, I would make a simple box frame to lay on top of it out of 4 inch channel iron (smooth side in), set the 2 x 2 on top of it. Use JB weld to secure the frame to the table top and water proof it at the same time. Use 2 inch channel pieces for slat spacers welded to the 4 inch channel

You get extra depth for the water and some adjustment for the spacer height, simple and easy to make.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thing is I want it removable. JB weld isnt gonna make that easy. Plus it would destroy the powder.

If the threaded rod doesnt work I have 2x2x1/8 SS tubing I will put it on where the OEM 2x2 support bars are.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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looking good speed......
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Thing is I want it removable. JB weld isnt gonna make that easy. Plus it would destroy the powder.

If the threaded rod doesnt work I have 2x2x1/8 SS tubing I will put it on where the OEM 2x2 support bars are.
Threaded rod will eventually wobbly under the stop and start of the gantry, the 2x2 ss tubing sounds better.
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Threaded rod will eventually wobbly under the stop and start of the gantry, the 2x2 ss tubing sounds better.
Thats what I was thinking. Im using 3/8" rod. I already got the rod and the tubing. If the rod wont work Ill cut and drill holes in the square tube and pop it under it. The tubing was my first idea but then the rod seemed like it might work and be quicker.

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How rigid is the table?
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The table is EXTREMELY SOLID. Like I said its rated for 1500lbs per shelf or 3000lbs total capacity. Theres no sway or flex anywhere that I can see. 2 of us could barely pick it up to powder it. We used the fork lift. Supposedly it weighs somewhere around 250-300lbs. The underside of the shelf tops has a couple angle iron welded all the way across to prevent flexing.

Its a sweet table. I didnt feel like making one plus this one is pretty straight/square/flat. Would have cost me more to make one like this than to just go buy it.

Here is what they say about it:
(F) Heavy Duty— All have welded construction, angle-iron legs, and a 12-ga. steel top and lower shelf. Color is light gray. Shipped assembled. Stationary models have one 9/16" dia. hole per footplate for mounting to the floor.

They also have a 34x72" version for people want to put a 2x4 unit on it. If I make my 2x2 into a 2x4 I will just let it hang off each end of the table a couple inches. But i didnt have room and that one is like $400

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Old 09-19-2010, 08:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds like it would make a good fab table!
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