Friday, July 30, 2010

Beta Table - Base

The base for this machine is pretty much as easy as it gets. Everything on the machine is made from 1/2" MDF. The base is a single sheet with groves cut for 3/4" aluminum tube as the linear rails. In the corners there are mounting block to secure the tube as well as braces glued to the sides to resist the tension of the timing belt. To finish it all off there are clamping blocks on top of the mounting blocks to hold the timing belt.

Routing the groves for the linear rails. 1/4" wide, 1/8" deep.
Base sheet complete with groves, cutouts and holes for cross nuts.
Test fitting of linear rails

Drilling holes on the mounting blocks
Completed set of mounting blocks
Base with linear rails and mounting blocks installed
Mounting block brace
Base with braces attached

Base nearing completion
Completed base

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