Phase seven: Building the table top.

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OK! The monster IG-88 is coming along. I got the table top all tig welded together this afternoon. This thing is really getting heavy, but that is what a good CNC machine needs: MASS!

 

There is only .25" clearance between the top of the slide and the bottom of the table top, but that will increase when I get the adjusting feet welded onto the table top legs.

 

This thing is so rigid. I'm going to get up and stand on the table top when I get the slot-wall installed and see how much flex is in the system. I don't think there will be much.

 

A cool shot of the carriage with Y axis uprights and table top showing the rigid construction.