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    Portable design

    I've considered building a portable cnc a few times, just not sure that it would get used all that much, but came across one that looked interesting...
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    Found more details on it here: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=55306
    Darren

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    That does look like a cool fun project.

    Hmmmmm - I can't help it - my head works this way.

    How cool would it be to throw a 1/2 sheet of plywood on my machine and cut out all the parts and make kits for sale?

    Sorry - I couldn't help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    Sorry - I couldn't help it.
    Please don't help it, that's what we like about you

    Would the plywood setup be rigid enough for most uses? It actually seems like it might be easier and more robust to slap something together out of some 80/20 extrustions and ought to be close to the same weight?

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    Leo, I'd go for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Please don't help it, that's what we like about you

    Would the plywood setup be rigid enough for most uses? It actually seems like it might be easier and more robust to slap something together out of some 80/20 extrustions and ought to be close to the same weight?
    Mine is made from mdf, so the right plywood should be fine.
    Darren

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    Looks like it would be an interesting exercise, but I have enough "interesting" happening right now.
    Bill Arnold
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    I have enough steppers currently to build either 2 of 3 of those.

    I have enough projects to last a lifetime.

    I just got a request to build a kitchen Island - but that's for money.

    I will toss this great idea on top of the project pile and see where it lands.

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