Welcome to Our Community

Unlock hidden features. Sign Up for Free Today!

Aluminum OX Gantry Question

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Steve B, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Steve B

    Steve B Veteran
    Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    43
    I'm putting together my wishlist for building a 24" x 24" OX for a combination plasma/mill setup. There are sets of OX gantry plates out there (eBay), 1/2" thick and 1/4" thick. It seems that 1/4" thick is sufficient, but am curious on comments out there. My intention with this setup is to be portable, generally set it onto the material to be milled or plasma cut. Also, I want to try to be able to store this on the wall when not in use. So, I'd like to keep the weight down as much as possible, but I don't see this different making a huge difference, other than I assume that the 1/2" plates will need longer screws than called out BOM Builder and in the wheel kits.

    Thanks for the input! I'll be posting a build once started.
     
  2. Steve B

    Steve B Veteran
    Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    43
    Oops... nevermind! Turns out 1/2" plates weren't available. I had confused them with something else. Suppose I'll be going with the 1/4"!

    (would delete this thread, but couldn't find an option to do that)
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The OpenBuilds Team is dedicated helping you to Dream it - Build it - Share it! Collaborate on our forums and be sure to visit the Part Store for all your Building needs!
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Support Open Source FairShare Program!

    OpenBuilds FairShare Give Back Program provide resources to Open Source projects, developers and schools around the world. Invest in your future by helping others develop theirs!

    Donate to FairShare!