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    Quick laser mount

    A while back I posted my laser addition to my cnc. After having it a while it seemed like removing the router each time I wanted to use the laser would be a pain. This week I ordered some weaver scope/accessory rails and a scope riser for it.

    Weaver Rail: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

    Scope Riser: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

    I used a piece of 1.5" aluminum angle to mount the weaver rail to on my router head.
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    The scope mount was screwed to the laser's mounting board with a tee on the back to allow me to keep the laser over the cnc bed as much as possible, but I will lose a few inches in width.
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    This will allow me to quickly add the laser when I want to used it and remove it to keep dust and chips from clouding the lens when not in use.
    Darren

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    That should get the job done. I saw this on another forum and am contemplating picking one up to use in my drill press and to align my lathe headstock. Pricey, but might be worth it. Should fit in your router collet.
    http://www.lasercenteredgefinder.com/main.html

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    Cool solution, Darren. Gun accessories: Is there anything they can't do?
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    workingwoods.com

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    Very neat solution well done.

    Ted that is one heck of a device. Did not see what they want for it but knowing what difficulty it is to make a device to do what that does its worth a good dollar.
    Its no easy feat to get a light beam to exit a mount parallel to its mount housing. btdt in manufacturing.

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    cheers

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    Great solution, Darren.

    You're making me want one of those laser heads, now.
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

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    Quick laser mount

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Beam View Post
    Great solution, Darren.

    You're making me want one of those laser heads, now.
    Well, still need to work out a dac for engraving pics with mach3...let me figure that out first.

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    Darren

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