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micky

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A3 Eleksmaker used to engrave leather goods.

The standard feet only raise the frame around an inch from my workbench. So if I want to engrave say a handbag, there is insufficient clearance to slide it beneath the frame. I'm using four soup tins to prop up the frame, but I would like a more stable solution, ideally a set of modified feet. Has anyone got any suggestions? Thanks very much. Mike.

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Re: Eleksmaker A3. Raise clearance height, modified extended feet
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 07:30:35 AM »
You could buy 4 short T-slot extrusions.

I usually buy from 8020 outlet store on ebay, some great deals (below is just an example, you would get whatever length you need and the 90 degree mounts).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8020-Inc-1-x-1-T-Slot-Aluminum-Extrusion-10-Series-1010-Black-Lot-95-10pcs-/192223170198?hash=item2cc164ce96:g:v6oAAOSwjKFZSS1N

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Re: Eleksmaker A3. Raise clearance height, modified extended feet
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 09:18:20 AM »
I wish I coukd find any cheap extrusions in australia, ridiculous prices here.
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Re: Eleksmaker A3. Raise clearance height, modified extended feet
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2017, 01:03:28 PM »
I saw a way to do this, not sure where, but this was their solution.  Cut 4 pieces of 1/8 plywood about 6 inch x 4.  Insert into bottom of extrusion, one on each of 4 sides (extrusions of the frame). Now you have 4 legs.  Size can be changed to change height for more or less clearance.

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Re: Eleksmaker A3. Raise clearance height, modified extended feet
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2017, 01:09:12 PM »
Thanks for the replies - I'll check these suggestions and report back

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Re: Eleksmaker A3. Raise clearance height, modified extended feet
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 12:22:44 AM »
A3 Eleksmaker used to engrave leather goods.

The standard feet only raise the frame around an inch from my workbench. So if I want to engrave say a handbag, there is insufficient clearance to slide it beneath the frame. I'm using four soup tins to prop up the frame, but I would like a more stable solution, ideally a set of modified feet. Has anyone got any suggestions? Thanks very much. Mike.

I have made something.  Hope it help if you or your friends have a 3D printer.

http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,2270.0.html

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Re: Eleksmaker A3. Raise clearance height, modified extended feet
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 06:58:36 AM »
Thanks Camera, these look perfect. Sadly I don't have, or know anyone who has a 3D printer.
Would you be able to make a set of 50mm feet, or even better for my purposes a 75mm set, and send them to me in the UK? Obviously I'll pay you..
If not, no worries, thanks anyway.