1. #1
    Hey Guys.

    So a few things..
    I noticed my machine had extrusions which where double mounted to make them far taller than needs be.
    So today i have taken the extensions off, leaving me with a frame i cant attach to the MDF board.

    I presume Sliding nuts / t slots would be fine if i made approximately 5 holes on either side of the 1 meter x 1 meter board?

    So having looked at the various types of nuts, i cant seem to work out the extrusion type/series.

    The rails i have are 20mm x 80mm.

    How can you tell the major differences1?


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  2. #2
    Sorry crystal ball is still broke. How about some pics.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Sorry crystal ball is still broke. How about some pics.
    Yeah that would have been good lol.

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  4. #4
    Any ideas? Also, right now the bottom frame is mounted on MDF. I want to swap this to at least aluminium or steel struts, how would I go about doing that?

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  5. #5
    Think its v-slot linear rail
    See http://ooznest.co.uk/Linear-Rails
    They have all sorts of brackets & fixings, hopefully there should be some of use
    Cheers

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Greeny View Post
    Think its v-slot linear rail
    See http://ooznest.co.uk/Linear-Rails
    They have all sorts of brackets & fixings, hopefully there should be some of use
    Cheers
    Wow thanks Greeny, The prices look great too!
    Now for the structural engineering bit.

    Should i go for a steel struts or Aluminum struts like:
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    Or Others (if you know a better formation).

    I am thinking by going for struts, i can extend to 1500mm and just add more struts and extend the rails.

  7. #7
    No probs :-)
    My preference would be as shown in the picture, with a base of birch plywood(or other material) bolted to the cross members to add extra rigidity and act as a support for spoilboard/piece holding.
    Hopefully some others with more experience (ie nearly everyone here!) will offer their advice.

    Cheers

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