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flip-top cnc table

by:QY Precision      2019-11-24
Space is very expensive and does not save space.
There is this table in my garage, I have a 30 square foot work table, and when I need it, I have a shapoko XXL CNC machine with 33 \"X 33\"
The CNC machine is screwed to the lower side of the table top, which is connected to two side shelves with shaft and bearing.
When the table is in any position, the four fixing screws keep the table rigid.
Donald Bell recently received me on his manufacturer Project Lab youtube channel.
We talked about design, manufacturing options, and some ideas on how to improve it in the next round.
We have great tools at Pier 9.
I did this project with our Shopbot CNC.
But don\'t worry, you don\'t need fancy tools to do this project.
I cut these pieces with Shopbot at Pier 9 as it is large enough to hold 4x8 plywood, saving time.
I know that you are almost certainly not able to access one, which is the following instructions I did a few years ago. . .
If you don\'t have a CNC router, all you need is a hand drill, a jigsaw puzzle with a metal cutting blade, a large format print from a printing factory, and some patience.
Here is a hand-made link to show you how to be your own CNC Machine: provide PDF drawings in the next step that you can use as a template, cut your own parts by hand with a jigsaw puzzle.
EasyThreeD: $164 Gearbest (
$130, Coupon Code: Easythreed)
I use hex bolts for this project (Described below)
And 3D printed thumb screw handle.
Gearbest kindly sent me a simple desktop printer to try this project.
You can\'t beat the price. it\'s dead-
The use is simple and the result is completely satisfactory.
Jumper best Easy D 3d printer costs $172. Easy best only works with free proprietary software on Windows PC, so Gearbest also gave me a 12 \"jumper laptop.
You cannot exceed this price and it can do the job without difficulty.
All of the following hardware can replace smilier hardware in your location and budget, but the CNC files are designed with these components.
The hard alloy monthly DFusion 360 of Shapeoko XXL is free and it is awesome.
I use it on everything I design and make.
If you can use a CNC machine, it is as good as it is in simple and quick CNC programming.
Student/educator licence (
Free update every 3 years)
Amateur/startup (
Free update every year)
Fusion 360 Archive (. f3d extension)
Working files containing parameters (
Such as plywood thickness)
And joints, let you preview the movement of the rotating table.
You can upload and edit this file to your own specification.
PDF files are paper layouts that can be printed at any print shop that can handle large format printing (
This may include any shop that does the printing of building or building documents)
And use it as a template to cut parts using the hand made instruction manual mentioned in the previous step.
These sheets should be printed in a 100% ratio, which will be 48 sheets of \"X 96\" paper.
The STL file is ready. to-
Print the 3D file that will interface with 1/4-
20 screws described in the previous step.
I used the 4x8 shopping robot I was lucky enough to get in the shop at Pier 9.
The plate is CNC than the Shapeoko in the cutting area (obviously)
So I can\'t use it in this project.
There are a total of six 48X96 in x.
5 in panels that make up the rack and 2 24 x36in X.
25 in panel of spacers on both sides.
I cut the 4 inch panel with a laser.
Thumb screws by 1/4-
20 hex bolts and 3D printing handles to save money.
I used the EasyThreeD printer I mentioned in the intro and the parts came out fine.
Not the best quality printer I \'ve ever used, but for a simple print like this it\'s totally acceptable.
I think it will be a great printer for beginners
The interface and controls are dead.
Very simple, very quiet, suitable for the table top.
For reference, you can print something about the size of a coffee cup on this machine.
The assembly method is the one I used before in such a project.
The panel has a large finger joint profile with a 1/8 pilot hole on the surface of each finger joint.
I put the parts together and drill a guide hole with a hand drill on the panel perpendicular to the hole.
So I know the hole is straight (
Using the guide hole made by CNC)
, I can prevent plywood from cracking due to the pressure generated by the screws.
I use the counterhead square drive screws when drilling because they are flush with the panel and it is difficult to peel off (
They look cooler than Philips head screws).
The first part to be assembled is the side frame.
If you follow the methods I described in the previous step, they are very simple.
In this step, you can also add the bushing aligned with the holes in the large panel.
The bushing is inside the shelf.
There is no space between the panels for the bushing to continue to extend outward.
Note: Make sure the panels with nail holes are aligned on the shelf!
They are not symmetrical on the horizontal axis, so it is easy to reverse them and find themselves drilling holes to make the shelf level (
I may or may not do this).
The same story is the tray and desktop.
In this step, you can also add 1/4 \"partition plates and ball bearings.
Note: Make sure the bearing is mounted on the inner surface of the table tray.
For this special bearing, there is no space for the gap between the table top and the side shelf.
When all the modules are finished, it\'s time to connect everything together.
First, I fixed the bottom tray to the side shelf with bolts and the whole tray was opened.
Then I turn the side of the table and put the table top so that the bushing is aligned with the bearing and then hit the shaft with a hammer.
There are fixed screws on the bearing and bushing, which will prevent the gap from expanding when the Workbench rotates.
Next, I add the thread plugin to the side of the desktop and fix the desktop using the thumb screw.
Upon completion, I connected the casters to the bottom so that they were centered halfway between the side frame and the center tray.
When the turn table is in the CNC position, I put the CNC machine on it and removed the adjustable foot.
I got some 2 \"thick scrap blocks to attach them to the corner of the machine with hex bolts and washers (M8 size bolts)
And connect them to the desktop using some scrap aluminum corners.
In hindsight, the brackets may be unnecessary and I can screw them down to the table top from below.
Overall, I am very happy with this table, but considering that the weight and a small amount of shear material stabilize it on a long size, it swings a lot more than I thought.
I made some small ones soon.
Release the chalk on the shelf to highlight the edges and keep the shelf very stable.
A good way to build it could be to have eight casters
Four places where you see them in the photo and the other four in the corner outside.
Also, there is no point in using any fixed casters --
The rotating casters around can be done (
I just used what I was lying in the store.
The next change will be to install a store vac system and a hood so that the router can control the dust when cutting.
Plan to build your own?
Please ask me any questions in the comments and share your results.
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