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  1. #11
    Hello mucker, i used to work a sabre 404, which had the normal aluminum base which was covered in 10mm compressed foam board. This foam board is widely available from sign companies, and is sacrificial. It was self routered to form the vacum bed. Hope this helps.

    ps, i wouldn't use mdf personally as i feel that it has a mind of its own and distorts too easily especially if it gets wet for some reason, (lubricant for ally?)

    cheers alex.

  2. #12
    Never thought of that stuff mate nice one!!

  3. #13
    Would only be any good as a sacrificial covering so you still have the problem of what to use for the bed to start with. Plus how do you clamp stuff for machining in the first place. OK if you have a vac bed but wouldn't really work if you don't.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by martin54 View Post
    Would only be any good as a sacrificial covering so you still have the problem of what to use for the bed to start with. Plus how do you clamp stuff for machining in the first place. OK if you have a vac bed but wouldn't really work if you don't.
    your right martin, i worked with a vacum bed, but also had runners at 300mm intervals for T clamps.

    alex.

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