Ahhh...ok I get it now....said I was being thick!! I know v little about plasma cutters....and it shows!!
Little bit slower now, onto the small fiddly bits....
Got the Axis hard-stops and beam end-covers designed, cut and fitted..
Fitted the floating head, torch mount and probe/limit switches...
The front Y & A axis limit/home switches...
And the Y far-end limit switch...
Started work on fitting the cable chain to the X axis now.
Looking good, it's the little bits that seem to take the most time....
Looking sweet Dave, nice bit of metal work there!.Me
another slow day today, had a few orders to make then fitted the cable tracks and trunking and started planning out the bed support frame.
had a couple of hours today, fitted the last of the limit switches and started on the slat support frame.
I thought a seperate frame would be best to avoid putting any heat into the side frames and make replacement easy.
50 40 x 5mm angle fitted into bed opening and a strip fitted to its bottom edge to support the slats vertically.
Quite disappointingly when i did the heavy tacks to secure the bottom return strips, the angle warped and is now 4mm high in the middle
Not good, not sure what to do about it - ignore it and let the THC tackle it, maybe slit the angles vertically in two or three places, press it flat and weld up or something else.
I didn't think angle that heavy would warp!
Apart from that it s all going to plan
Slat bed fitted at last, total PITA
Not 100% happy with it as the 50x3mm strip i ordered is a range of anything between 48x3 and 52x3 !
Will be changing it some time soon i think.
I also fixed the warped slat rails very nicely -
A quick slice with a 2mm disc and weld-up, now it sits perfectly flat on the side beams
The vertical weld was also my first vertical-up weld as i'm normally a bench top welder, didn't come out too bad i thought
Stripped it all for paint now, hopefully the weather will be good tomorrow.
Looking good Dave, coming together nicely!
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