- April 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm #32295
Getting ready to build one for me and one for my nephew. was goofing around with 1/4 plywood today and it seems really flimsy. what did you use for the frame?April 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm #32300
Edited my reply: didn’t realize this is the MP3DP forum so it was completely unrelated.April 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm #32301
Quarter ply should be okay. The side pieces will stiffen it up.
1 user thanked author for this post.April 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm #32304
You might want to cut 2 extra front and back pieces, those are a bit flimsy, bad design sorry…
I used mdf but ply should be cool as well.April 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm #32324You might want to cut 2 extra front and back pieces, those are a bit flimsy, bad design sorry…
I used mdf but ply should be cool as well.
No need to be sorry, i cant wait to put them together! That way my kids will stop bugging me to print stuff on mpcnc. Thanks for all the cool designs and sharing them with us. Might just have to do a low rider after these printers are done.April 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm #32329
I used 1/4″ MDF, but I recently recut the front and back in 1/2″ ply. Makes a big difference. I also made the base, and I think the next weakest spot is probably the upper left and right corners. I was thinking I might just cut corner pieces like 3″ down each side from 1/4″ material.
It’s all a bit not picky, the thing printed functional parts right away.May 1, 2017 at 7:02 am #32457
doubling up the front and back made a huge difference with my cheap plywood. I have a good sheet of 1/2 Im going to use for the second one.May 3, 2017 at 8:41 am #32721
I’m going to put a piece of angle aluminum (because I have it already) at the base of the front and back. Mine is acrylic and there’s a definite bow.May 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm #34455
How did you cut your MDF? Did you use your MPCNC with a router? If so what kinda bit did you use? I’m thinking of using 1/2″ MDF with the Melamine (white) finish in order to avoid painting.May 26, 2017 at 3:46 pm #34462
I made a 1/2 inch build. If you do this youll need to counter bore the top screws for the feet in the y direction. If not your thumb screws will hit them.May 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm #34463
And actually i just ordered two large 1/2 cutting board from amazon for my new build.May 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm #34465
Jeffeb3ParticipantAnd actually i just ordered two large 1/2 cutting board from amazon for my new build.
Wood, or HDPE?May 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm #34466
HdpeJanuary 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm #51341
How did the cutting boards turn out? I was going to buy some HDPE sheets but maybe cutting boards would be cheaper?
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