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    Free Plasma Table Plans

    These are the same plans with updates that were posted at HotrodWillys
    "plasma table plans". Because I am still getting e-mails requesting plans I though I would start a new thread.(hope this is the right place)
    The plans are zipped dfx. If you don't have cad go to A9tech.com and download their A9cad program. It is freeware and it opens all of acad 2d files.
    Hope it is ok to put this file here.
    Mike Laws
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    Mike, thanks so much for sharing, I look forward to checking them out

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    A friend has ask me to put together a bolt together kit for him, based on these plans. If anyone else is interested let me know.
    mike laws

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    I just downloaded the plans, Thanks for sharing them.

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    hope the plans help some. Here are some pictures of the bare frame. It is tore down for painting. The table should be back together this weekend.
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    I just looked at your plans,they look very detailed and well thought out.

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    Hi Mike,
    A great set of plans, and especially a great looking machine you have designed and built.
    Herman
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    thanks to both of you.
    mike

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    Could One of you guys explain to me how to open the plans.I've downloaded the A9CAD program, I am still unable to open the plans. Thanks Jim

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    jim
    first you have to unzip the file. Then start a9cad - go to file open - down at the bottom it says file type - click on that - then click on dfx - then find the file you unzipped and lick on it. By using the zoom, you will be able to see the different prints.
    If you have problems contact me. You can also print the plans off on a printer.
    thi program works a lot like autocad lite. if you get a book on autocad lite it might help and is a lot cheaper than other cad programs.
    feel freeto contact me.
    mike laws

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    I got it

    Mike I just tried it and it worked just like you said. I'm not real up on computers but I'm learning. I have my own fab shop and am very interested in building a cnc plasma table I want to have capabilities to cut 5 X 10 sheets.I'm sure it will take some time as I have a lot to learn. I have never really been around any cnc machines. I do have some machining experience and close to 30 years of welding and fitting. I'll probably be asking a lot of questions and will appreciate any answers and advice anybody can give.
    Thanks Jim

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    Jim
    you have most of the battle over if you have a fab. shop and can weld. There is a lot of help here and I am glad to do what I can . Let me know what you need.
    Mike

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    Hi everyone
    This is to let everyone know about a couple of mistakes on the plans.
    1.you need 4 linear bearing or 2 double bearing on the z axis.
    2. the 1 x 4 tubing should be 1 x 3
    sorry
    mike

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    Hi Mike

    Quick question about the plans, how in the heck do I get the A9cad program to draw the plans with one drawing per sheet instead of all the drawings going on one page. Any help would be much appreciated as I can't quite figure out how to do it

    Karl

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    Karl
    Go to "file" - "print". then at the bottom of the print page is gives the choice of "extends or window". Choose "window" - then click "choose". This will let you choose the area you want to print.
    Also on Monday I will update the prints with the mistakes That have been found. If anyone has foun something that is not right please let me know.
    The wiring will be coming soon.
    thanks
    mike

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    Smile Thanks

    Thanks for the help, just tried it out and it now prints great.

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    here is a couple of pictures.
    mike
    oops

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    a few pictures
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    Mike,

    Looks good!

    I'm in the process of building either a cutting table or a router, depending on what my motors will end up being capable of in terms of linear speed. I think I will need faster speeds to use my torch than I will for a router.

    That's an interesting way of maintaining your cutting height. I'd be interested to know how it handles bits of slag and other surface irregularities.

    Dave

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    I see those ball transfers. The ones I used have a little hole in each one. You can blow the dust out of them. On my machine, the balls are pretty well enclosed in their angle iron mount, so they are only prone to picking up stuff off of the tracks. I wipe alot. Mine have been working pretty well for about a year. And they are cheap. Looks nice. MIKE

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