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  • #35289

    Ralph
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    Hi

    I’m ready to purchase the MDF for the MP3DP frame. Are there any suggestions for dimensions of the sizes I need for each piece? I want to have the hardware store cut a 4 x 8 sheet in manageable pieces for hauling home in my jeep. I can’t see any dimensions in the frame dxf files.

    #35294

    Jeffeb3
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    I’m going off of memory here, but I think the biggest dimension is 14″. If it’s less than 1/2″ thick, then I’d cut two of the front and back panels, so you can make it a little more stiff.

    #35296

    Mmmfishtacos
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    They sell 2×2 sheets of MDF at lowes. If you lay it out well it will fit on one of those. Assuming your using a cnc to cut it.

    #35331

    Ralph
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    I have have some 1/2″, so I should be able to use that for the front and back panels, right?

    #35345

    Jeffeb3
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    I have have some 1/2″, so I should be able to use that for the front and back panels, right?

    Yep, that would be good. You’ll have a little shorter Y axis that way… Now that I’m thinking about it, is there a good reason to not just attach it to the outside of those parts to keep the Y size? IMO, the front and back panel are the most critical, then I would cut out the base I made on TV, to keep it from racking side to side, or just put it on a board, and put in some nails or something. I made mine out of 1/4″ MDF and made those two changes, and it’s very solid.

    #35639

    Ralph
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    I have have some 1/2″, so I should be able to use that for the front and back panels, right?

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    Yep, that would be good. You’ll have a little shorter Y axis that way… Now that I’m thinking about it, is there a good reason to not just attach it to the outside of those parts to keep the Y size? IMO, the front and back panel are the most critical, then I would cut out the base I made on TV, to keep it from racking side to side, or just put it on a board, and put in some nails or something. I made mine out of 1/4″ MDF and made those two changes, and it’s very solid.

    Hi

    I just downloaded the base dfx and it’s not loading properly in ESTLCAM. Attached a screen shot. It appears the it’s corrupted or something.

    #35654

    Jeffeb3
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    FYI, that’s my base, not part of the original MP3DP. I’ll fix that dxf. Did you get it from TV?

    #35655

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    BTW, the problem is that EstlCAM doesn’t transform components correctly, so I have to open it in libreCAD and explode everything.

    #35656

    Jeffeb3
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    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2031585/#files

    I think this “Exploded” one shouldn’t have that issue.

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    #35688

    Ralph
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    Yes I got from TV.

    #35689

    Ralph
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    FYI, that’s my base, not part of the original MP3DP. I’ll fix that dxf. Did you get it from TV?

    Yes I got it from TV.

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