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Squaring the bed

Posted by qwindelzorf on November 30, 2008

Got the Superstrut bed mounted to the table this afternoon.

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It is now fixed to one end of the table, so that when the machine is done, it will be able to work over one half of the table space.

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I experimented with using 1/4" spring nuts, sans springs, as the hold down mechanism, but ended up going with carriage bolts run up from below, with two fender washers and a regular hex nut. It seems very solid. By grabbing one of the 8020 members, I was able to lift one whole side of the table.