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wveagle81

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Elevating the laser frame
« on: March 25, 2019, 12:37:15 PM »
I have an OpenBuilds frame (40" x 40") which is currently working just fine.  I have it elevated
by placing some slate coasters under each corner so I can more easily slide my pieces into
the work area.  The frame is not currently anchored to the backer board and I haven't built an
enclosure for it because it's so big.  I'm currently using an Eleksmaker A3 Pro 2.5W laser but
will be installing my new Endurance 10W laser into this frame probably this week.

However, I'm now going to be receiving the rotational tool from Tug and now I'll need to elevate
the frame more, to handle the new device.

So I have a couple of questions.

Is elevating the frame another 6" to 8" a problem with engraving small things like a coaster?
Is there an easy/preferred way to elevate the frame while keeping the placement of the frame intact?

My thought is to create corner braces to hold the legs of the frame in place, and screw those
to the backer board.  And then make elevation blocks which fit under the frame corners to
elevate them to the proper height.

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Re: Elevating the laser frame
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 05:11:11 PM »
I used angle iron to make new legs that have different levels I can put it at depending on what I am doing I will post a pic later after  the burn I have currently in is done.
2.5w laser A3 size
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Re: Elevating the laser frame
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 07:19:10 PM »
Here is my current set up
2.5w laser A3 size
Mana SE board

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Re: Elevating the laser frame
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 08:48:57 PM »
Here is my current set up

That looks fantastic.  I'll have to consider this option.  I need to make a trip to Home Depot soon.
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Re: Elevating the laser frame
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 08:45:17 AM »
I did a bit more of a crude elevation. I simply took 4 2x4 and cut a gap in the center for the footing to fit. I elevated it about 2in - 3in this way