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    got quoted £2080 to supply and weld this table which a abit on the high price tbh :( i know most of you prefer steel due to it being alot cheaper but surely making the table out of aluminium extrusion isn't going to cost me £2080. if it wasn't such a large table i would try myself but i just aint got the confidence on welding such a large frame.

    Looking at video's of people putting aluminium frames together just looks like fun and easy enough to do but then i have no idea on what methods they took to make sure they had fully flat extrusions for the rails to go on. i know on steel i was going to use epoxy resin but what do you do on aluminium?

    sorry for the questions guy's i just need to start cracking on now otherwise i will just keep listening to my partner nagging telling me its just another fantasy isn't it

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    sorry for the questions guy's i just need to start cracking on now otherwise i will just keep listening to my partner nagging telling me its just another fantasy isn't it
    No prob with the questions but I might be a good idea to keep them all in one place. ie in the same thread
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    noted Clive :)

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    I would get another quote on the welding reefy, but it could be that half the price is for lifting and transporting
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    well to be fair he has been the only one to actually get back to me with a quote lol, the minute i mention it needs to be perfectly square and properly made they run lol.

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    would it be justifiable to use heavy extrusions for a more rigid strong frame? the price difference is huge but dont mind paying for it if its a plus side for the machine.

    90x90 10mm slot light version
    £122.85 18.9kg

    90x90 10mm slot heavy version
    £198.75 31.5kg

    both 3000mm long

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    Quote Originally Posted by reefy86 View Post
    would it be justifiable to use heavy extrusions for a more rigid strong frame? the price difference is huge but dont mind paying for it if its a plus side for the machine.

    90x90 10mm slot light version
    £122.85 18.9kg

    90x90 10mm slot heavy version
    £198.75 31.5kg

    both 3000mm long
    In one of your other posts did not you say you would be happy with a 4' x 4' machine!! or are you set on a 8 x 4?

    bigger machines are generally much more difficult to build and thus more expensive.

    Have a read through some of the very good build logs on here as that might help.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    doesn't seam a bad price to me when you consider the time and material costs. There has to be 500+ in materials and if you want it perfect then your going to need to pay for skilled labour. using 90x90 ali its going to be at least that maybe more!

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    forgot to mention about that clive, im sticking with the 8x4 because either way it was the width i was having a problem with not length so even if i went 4x4 i would still have the same problem but thats all sorted now and i am sticking with a 8x4.

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    Removed.
    Last edited by spluppit; 06-12-2017 at 10:39 PM.

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