I'm in the midst of assembling my 1000mm X-Carve kit, and I'm beginning to design my bench and enclosure for it.
I'm considering the following...
- Machine footprint
- Machine height (including allowances for vac hose)
- Doorway dimensions to room where I'll be operating (so bench and enclosure can be moved in and out of the room)
So far, it looks like I'm going to make a square bench... 48" Square x 32" tall.
The height is short, but it's based on being able to flip it sideways to get it in/out of a doorway.
The 48" square dimension comes from half-sheet of plywood/OSB decking.
I'm going to have a top deck for the machine and a lower deck for the computer, power supply, controls, and shop vac.
The upper deck will have a 1/8" plastic windowed enclosure framed with 1"x3" pine boards, which will reduce the inner available footprint of the machine to about 46" square, which should still be plenty.
The enclosure will be hinged to allow access to the machine.
My questions are as follows...
- Is a 46" square working footprint adequate for a 1000mm X-Carve?
- What height should I use for my machine, if I have a Dewalt 611 spindle and am planning on using a dust collection hose attached to the carriage?
I'm considering maxing my hood out at 32" tall just to give myself maximum working room while still being able to fit it through the doorway (detached from the bench).
Any input or thoughts on this design will be appreciated.
Here's a sketch...