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David Randolph

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David Randolph
Silver Spring, USA

General Information

This is a remake of some wonderful design work over at Inventables https://www.inventables.com/projects/mwp-y-axis-braces and https://www.inventables.com/projects/mwp-y-axis-belt-dust-guards

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Material Description Price
Aluminum Sheet 6061

Aluminum Sheet 6061

Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in, Form: Sheet, Material: Aluminum, Thickness: .125 in

$12.99

Clear Acrylic Sheet

Clear Acrylic Sheet (×2)

Dimensions: 18 in × 24 in, Type: Extruded, Thickness: 1/8 in, Opacity: Transparent, Color: White, Surface Finish: Glossy, Form: Transparent, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/8 in, Thickness Tolerance: +/- 8%, Backing: Plastic

$28.98

Hex Nuts

Hex Nuts (×2)

Finish: Zinc Plated, Height: 2.4mm, Pitch: 0.5mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Nut, Width: 5.5mm, Thread Width: M3, Nut Type: Hex

$4.00

Post-Assembly T-Slot Nuts

Post-Assembly T-Slot Nuts (×4)

Type: Insertion Nut, Insertion Type: Post Assembly, Thread Size: M3 (3mm) × 0.5, Qty: 10 pack

$41.96

Socket Head Cap Screw

Socket Head Cap Screw (×6)

Finish: Black, Length: 10mm, Pitch: 0.5mm, Quantity: 10, Thread Size: M3, Type: Screw, Screw Type: Socket Head

$20.94

$108.87
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x-carve-rails.dxf

DXF of whole rails

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x-carve-rails.cdr

CorelDraw of whole rails

$0

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x-carve-rails-cnc.svg

SVG of rails split for X-Carve

$0

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Introduction

60 minutes

This is a remake of some wonderful design work over at Inventables https://www.inventables.com/projects/mwp-y-axis-braces and https://www.inventables.com/projects/mwp-y-axis-belt-dust-guards There wasn’t any source files so modification wasn’t very easy. So I remade it from scratch and narrowed down the materials needed.

Be sure to reference Robert Rieke work in the links above for more detailed instructions since this is really just a variant of his work and all credit should go to him.

I also posted these files over on thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1844698

If you have a large enough laser cutter you can cut these as one piece. I changed the holes to fit M3 hardware and slotted them so you can move the side rails up/down and flush to the wasteboard.

I also made a front/rear variant that you can use the same braces to hold them in place.

.25" 6061 aluminum sheet to mill out 9 or 12 pieces of the stiffeners.
.125" acrylic sheet to mill or laser cut out the side plates and front/rear plate.
54 M3-10mm Bolts
36 M3 Drop-in extrusion nuts 2020 size
18 M3 regular nuts

Geno Nemetz
I picked up the materials, and about to start this. What bit did you use, and what were your cutting settings?
Geno Nemetz
Geno Nemetz
Ended up following Robert's write up. Almost finished with mine. Thanks for the files!
Geno Nemetz