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    Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Needed some extra space to place a 10" rotary table and dividing head near my mill, so I decided to jack up the top box and place them under it. Here's the process using my CNC (Cause No Cash....to buy one)plasma cutter on 1/4 plate. If I ever own a CNC plasma cutter or better yet a water jet I'll go nuts.....

    Step 1 Prepare the program and load into the computer:

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    Step 2 Testing the program cutting and "Pattern" making using Manual "CNC" Scroll Saw

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    Step 3 Test Pattern is spit out ready for QC and fine tuning

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    Step 4 Onto the manual CNC Table t cut the 1/4 inch plate using the pre-programed program

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    Step 5 First piece from the cutting operations

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    Standby.......

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Step 6 Squaring up the two pieces

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    Step 7 a bit of welding

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    Step 8 Weldment complete on to structural testing

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    Step 9 Structural testing

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    Step 10 test fit and onto painting

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    First words out of my mouth -- "Oh, that's nice!"

    Good job, I like it.
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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Might as well make it look good.... and you did.

    Nice project.

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Great job....looks nice. Now....if you had the cnc you could have drawn and cut the parts in about 15 minutes........then if anyone else wanted the same parts you could just import the file and cut them anytime.

    Trust me...having a cnc plasma in my home shop has just ruined me.


    Jim Colt

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    looks good. nice way to keep templates or cut guides for plasma cutting as long as it doesnt burn
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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    sweet! and a good way to utilize space. I know guys that would pay some good money to have random little stuff like that done up for them.
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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Mr. Colt--having a CNC would no doubt ruin me too, someday I manage to squeeze out the money. I also suspect that these would get less expensive as time goes on. Thanks.

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Nice work.
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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    (CNC= Cause No Cash)

    Looks real good. I would sand it down with grinding discs, heat it with a torch for some color & clear coat it.

    Just a thought. Paint's nice too .
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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Great technique, talent will always surpass techology. Well done! Cool design.

    Gord

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Have a small project coming up and that is the same solution I came up with . Nice work !

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    All painted up

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    Re: Tool Box Shelf--or Poor Boy "Manual" CNC Plasma Cutter

    Nice job. CNC is a great thing to have.. But I've noticed that I'm getting a little rusty with the torch because of it.
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