A Workshop Machine Table for Tooli(ng)
Dave at the The Tinker’s Workshop needed a purpose-built table for his recently purchased, Kickstarter-based Tooli Machine (http://www.toolbotics.com), which is a CNC-style platform that is a combination plotter, airbrush, laser cutter/engraver and can even dispense icing, chocolate, paint, glue and more, and is considered the ultimate tool for the maker.
Dave wanted a table that was simple and lightweight and decided that PVC should be his material of choice. He used FORMUFIT 4-Way PVC Connectors in the 1-1/4” PVC Size along with Table Caps to attach the table top to the PVC frame.
Dave opted to use plumbing-grade PVC pipe for the construction and removed the lettering from the pipe using 180 grit sandpaper and then smoothed everything out with a follow-up run of 600 grit sandpaper.
To make his Tooli easily transportable, Dave employed FORMUFIT Caster Fitting Inserts along with threaded casters, washers and a nut. These were assembled together hen pushed into the bottom of the 4-Way Tees to allow him to move his Tooli wherever it was needed in his shop.
Dave created the table top from 3/4" thick, 6-inch wide pieces of Aspen, glued together with pipe clamps. Dave created special ‘slots’ underneath the table top to accept some simple 16" x 32" x 6” plastic bins that can be used to hold materials and adjustment tools, which slide in and out like drawers.
To see more on how Dave constructed his table, you can view the step-by-step process on his blog.
To learn more about his new Tooli machine and to check out his other projects, you can follow The Tinker’s Workshop blog here at http://thetinkersworkshop.blogspot.com
- FORMUFIT Staff