The idea behind this shop table was to combine a large CNC machine with other shop tools requiring a large table - such as a table saw.
This allows small DIY shops to fit both these tools.
Table saws have a completely open surface so material can slide on and off any edge of the table. So the surface of the Maker Table
must also be open with no protruding edges. The CNC gantry rails need to be attached outside and under the surface. And while using the
table saw, the gantry can be moved to either end of the table to clear your work.
Clear open surface with no protruding edges (except the gantry of course)
Table saw fence should operate normally and be removable for CNC use
Full access to table saw handles and controls
CNC motors and cables "tucked in" and out of the way
Allow room for storage under table
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Table saw sits in a cut-out
of a 4x8 x 1" sheet of MDF.
Gantry rides on V-Groove
T-Rail and v-groove bearings.