CNC Table w/Storage

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Project by BGW posted 01-26-2014 05:45 PM 1607 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table a few months ago to make sure I had a nice, solid yet portable station for my CNC Shark. I wanted it heavy, so I used solid oak for the frame and rails. The top is made from MDF with oak trim. Recently, I built the drawer and shelf for storing all of my dedicated bits and tools that are specific to the machine.

With such an expensive piece of equipment, I didn’t want to lose any of the components (bits, probes, depth plate, dust brush, and paperwork), so the drawer is deep enough to store everything that goes with the machine. The shelf below stores both the folder that contains owners manual and passwords for my software, as well as the adjustable fences I built for when I’m running several jobs using the same dimensions.

I’m very pleased with the solid, heavy table. Much better than the table Rockler sells, and for about the same price (albeit, much more work). Thanks for looking…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 06:08 PM

That will come in real handy. Looks like a well thought out build.


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#2 posted 01-26-2014 08:31 PM

Great job. Im sure you will get ALOT of use from it

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#3 posted 01-26-2014 08:45 PM

Well built and designed. Should last you a long time.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 01-26-2014 09:32 PM

Very nice. How do you like your shark?

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 09:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. As I said, I finished the table a few months ago, then designed how I wanted to store everything as I used the machine to complete some projects.

Moose, I like the shark. It’s a great machine for the price. I am a little disappointed because they still haven’t come out with the 4th axis attachment, which was promised in 2013. I went to the woodworking show last weekend and got a good look at the Digital Woodcarver. It’s about the same price, but comes with the 4th axis attachment. Not sure I like its table…but may be worth a look when you get serious about buying one. As much as I’ve spent on the tools, software, various bits, table construction, and misc. accessories (over $5,000) I have yet to experience buyers remorse. I bought it in September…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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