Hey all - working on building my frame. I’m brand new at this so any feedback would be appreciated.
I’m limited to a single wall of my garage, and I don’t have the luxury of depth required for the traditional stands if I’m going to park a car in it when the CNC isn’t in use. That being said, I’m going for a hinged, wall-mounted frame and I just want to make sure I’m not crazy. The basic idea is here (admittedly not to scale or in CAD or anything fancy):
The boards are 2x4s. Orange are motors, purple are hinges, red are screws (circles go deep, lines are pocket-hole screws), blue is the wasteboard/cutting area (3/4" mdf? 1/2" mdf?), green are adjustable (stick out more or less) brackets to support the work-piece until it can be secured to the wasteboard (or if the cut doesn’t go too low). I know I’d need some flip out supports that will give the angle I need from the hinges. Any pro tips on this design before I go ahead and get materials?
I’ve seen a LOT about unistrut (and I admittedly don’t know what that is, how much it’ll cost, or how to secure things to it - all of which I do understand about a 2x4!) - so I’m open to suggestions. Also, should I put the motor bar as close to the hinges as possible?
Any help is appreciated