Well, one of my first forum threads on what I’m planning to do with my 1000mm xcarve. The plan as of now, is to get a sturdier workbench, as the desk it’s sitting on right now isn’t cutting it (bah dum tsh!), and I’m thinking it’s hurting some of my carves.
My plan is to build an entirely new workbench for my shop, which is located in my basement, which I’ll have 14’x24’ to work with (with a water heater and furnace in there, along with all of my other tools, wood, everything). Saving space for me is key.
What I’m thinking of doing is building a 3 level workbench, on casters so I can move it as needed. Bottom will be where the X-Carve goes. Middle will be a smaller (possibly only 6-8in tall), to store laptop, x-controller, bits, clamps, etc. Top is just your standard workbench, open to the room.
At this point, I have one question for those that have built enclosures…What height would you recommend from floor to ceiling for the bottom level where the xcarve goes? I want to keep the height to a minmum, but I also don’t want to be crawling in the cabinet that’s too small. 2.5 feet? 3 feet?
Thanks for your feedback!