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    Quote Originally Posted by driftspin View Post
    Hi doddy,
    What is your main problem with exiting 6040 designs?
    Significantly - I want to do as much of the build myself, and (to an extent) I can work with steel. Having said that there's a recent threads that show some very enterprising use of hand tools (though throwing a woodworking hand held router through 20mm of alu would certainly be different to what I'd normally use it for). The design (once I understand it!) is something that I can build with the equipment that I have. To some extent there's a certain curiosity value as well.

  2. Quote Originally Posted by Doddy View Post
    Significantly - I want to do as much of the build myself, and (to an extent) I can work with steel. Having said that there's a recent threads that show some very enterprising use of hand tools (though throwing a woodworking hand held router through 20mm of alu would certainly be different to what I'd normally use it for). The design (once I understand it!) is something that I can build with the equipment that I have. To some extent there's a certain curiosity value as well.
    For cost... steel is the cheaper way to build.. there is a catch though.. steel is not easy to get straight/flat enough to mount linear rail directly.

    Did you decide on square or supported rail?


    Do you have access to tools to get the steel flat level and straight ?

    If not.. epoxy is a solution... but not very easy to do.. and not cheap.



    Grtz Bert.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-A320FL met Tapatalk

  3. Quote Originally Posted by driftspin View Post
    For cost... steel is the cheaper way to build.. there is a catch though.. steel is not easy to get straight/flat enough to mount linear rail directly.

    Did you decide on square or supported rail?


    Do you have access to tools to get the steel flat level and straight ?

    If not.. epoxy is a solution... but not very easy to do.. and not cheap.



    Grtz Bert.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-A320FL met Tapatalk
    what about this one?

    http://www.mycncuk.com/showthread.php?t=11152

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-A320FL met Tapatalk

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