I wasn’t sure if to post this here
So I’ve setup a seperate thread.
There was some discussion recently regards the creation of a base for the new Blue laser cutter
To try and avoid the discussion getting lost on telegram I’ve posted the comments from telegram here
regards the creation of a base out of plywood for the new laser
Very rough sketch of how this might work out (I've assumed m&t joints in the sketch since that's what's on the orange laser but can just do pockets). I had a few questions though: -The original sketch says "Open from back for air assist, motor, etc" , is the whole back needing to be left open or just the area behind the chilling unit? -What's required for the spot labelled as exhaust? I'm guessing we'll only know once we have the new chiller (I'm told it's not the one currently sitting on the laser) Either way what we would need is: 3 120x150 plywood planks (sketch made assuming a completely arbitrary 2.5cm thickness) 4 Caster wheels (~£10/15) Pocket screws if we go with pocket joints insteas of m&t For shelving: There should be a ~110x120x45 cm space left for shelves once chiller bit is in. We then just need as many 110x120 planks as we want shelves + 4 brackets per shelf
The laser team's original sketch for reference
ooh nice: 1) i'd go for 18mm ply, real strong and easily available 2) just the bit behind the chiller is open, but the shelves should have backs so we don't loose a4 pieces a meter away at the back 3) the exhaust can just be a cut out area and a bit of mesh over it to allow for airflow, i think the chiller has vents at the side and the back 4) i'd put a back on the area behind the chiller, for crossbracing reasons